In the National Assembly Tuesday 7th May 2018
TRIPARTITE NEGOTIATING FORUM BILL
REPORT OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC SERVICE,
LABOUR AND SOCIAL WELFARE
Presented by Hon. E. Ncube, MP, Chairperson of the Committee
Social dialogue is a key development issue pronounced in International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention Number 144 of 1976 and practised the world over. Zimbabwe ratified the Convention in 1989; however implementation of social dialogue can be traced back to the 1990s when the Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF) was instituted. The Government has further taken a step towards formalising social dialogue by initiating the Tripartite Negotiating Forum Bill [H.B. 5, 2018].The Bill seeks to establish a TNF whose mandate is to ensure consultation, cooperation and negotiation on social and economic issues by Government, Organised Business and Organised Labour. It is against this background that the Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare considered the TNF Bill and compiled this report.