Collective Bargaining Agreement Motor Industry Zimbabwe

Section 6(i)(b) creates a fundamental obligation, on behalf of the employer, not to require a worker to work more than the maximum hours permitted by law or by agreement (i.e., a collective agreement) under that Act. No worker may be required to work more than five hours without a paid rest period of at least one hour. Nursing mothers are given two hours a day for breastfeeding for a period of 12 months and one hour later for a period of six months. In Zimbabwe, every collective agreement provides for minimum working hours. The standard collective agreement recommends at least eight hours per day, depending on the type of work, and 40 hours per week. This can go up to ten hours a day at most. Under Article 14 C, workers are entitled to at least 24 hours of uninterrupted rest per week, either on the same day of each week or on another agreed date. Every worker shall be placed on leave during each public holiday defined in a notice within the meaning of the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act (Chapter 10:21). The term refers to the period during which employees are at the disposal of the employer. Rest periods are not included.

Workers can use them for their own purposes as a sieture, refreshment or personal belongings.. . . .

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