Mozambican government presents new Labor Law

17 August 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 17 Aug – The government of Mozambique Thursday in Maputo publicly presented its new Labor Law, which comes into force on October 30.

Speaking during the ceremony, the Mozambican Labor minister, Helena Taipo, said that the correct dissemination of the contents of the new law would reduce infractions, both by employers and workers, and also reduce the number of unjustified firings.

The new Labor Law was approved following heated debate by a trilateral commission involving the government, trade unions, and the Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA).

According to Taipo the new law has some innovations, such as the possibility of short term work contracts, particularly for hiring foreign workers.

Amos Matsinhe, of the Organization of Mozambican Workers, the country’s largest trade union organization, said that the new law was far from perfect, but it was the best possible within the context of current labor relations in Mozambique. (macauhub)