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Review of employment code Act no.3 of 2019 underway

By Derrick Silimina

Government has expressed commitment to eradicating the rigidities in the Employment Code Act No.3 of 2019 that impede the smooth functioning of businesses and enterprises.

In a statement, Ministry of Labour Acting Permanent Secretary Zechariah Luhanga has assured the labour sector that the ongoing review of the Employment Code Act is taking a robust consultative process.

“While the Government acknowledges the importance of facilitating a conducive environment for businesses to thrive, we also recognize the importance of safeguarding the rights and interests of our workforce,” he said. Luhanga said this during the special stakeholders consultative meeting which arose out of necessity to address the gaps and challenges revealed following the implementation and enforcement of the Employment Code Act No. 3 of 2019.

Luhanga said that the Ministry acknowledges the significance of collaboration and social dialogue in addressing these gaps.

Speaking at the same event, International Labour Organization Country Office Director for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique Wellington Chibebe said the world of work is undergoing significant transformation which is influenced by various trends that are reshaping the landscape of employment and corporate structure.

“These trends, among others, are shaping a new world of work that demands adaptability, continuous learning and a focus on skills and productivity,” Chibebe stated.

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