ISBN 9781779222732
ePub ISBN 9781779222749
Pages 580
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2015
Publisher Weaver Press, Zimbabwe
Formats Paperback, eBook

Labour Law in Zimbabwe

by Lovemore Madhuku

This is a comprehensive textbook on Zimbabwean labour law. After detailing the history and purpose of the law, it offers a comprehensive review of contracts of employment, termination, the rights of organisation and association, and collective bargaining. Dispute settlement is discussed within the contexts of the right to strike, conciliation and arbitration, and the role of the courts in adjudication. State employment is treated separately, as it is governed by constitutional law as well as labour law. The book concludes with chapters covering aspects of social security in Zimbabwe, and a discussion on international labour law.

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About the Author

Lovemore Madhuku

Born on 20 July 1966 in Madhuku village, Lovemore Madhuku completed his primary and secondary education in Chipinge. He then completed his Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree in 1989 with a first-class pass at the University of Zimbabwe and went on to study for a post graduate Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. Awarded a Beit Trust Fellowship to study law at Oxford University in the UK, he transferred after a term to study for the Master of Law (LLM) at the University of Cambridge on a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship, completing with a first class in July 1994. He then returned to Zimbabwe for an 18-month break, during which time he joined the Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung, a German NGO, as a labour law consultant while at the same time teaching in the Law Faculty. In January 1996, he returned to the University of Cambridge to study for a PhD, which he successfully completed in December 1998. While still studying for his PhD, he accepted a permanent lecturership in the Law Faculty at the University of Zimbabwe. Since then, Madhuku has taught introduction to law, constitutional law, labour law, jurisprudence (legal theory), tax law, and banking law and has published extensively in these areas. He is currently Chairperson of the Department of Public Law in the Law Faculty. Dr Madhuku is very active in civil society work. He is one of the founders of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) and has been its National Chairperson since July 2001. The NCA is advocating for a new, democratic and people-driven constitution in Zimbabwe.