The Implementation of Labour Laws towards Employee’s Leaves Provision in Tanzania: Evidence From Pangani District Council

Mkongwa, Melea Richard (2015) The Implementation of Labour Laws towards Employee’s Leaves Provision in Tanzania: Evidence From Pangani District Council. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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This study focused on examining the implementation of labour laws in employees leave management in Tanzania, evidence from Pangani District Council in Tanga region. The researcher adopted a case study design and employed three data collection methods, namely interviews, questionnaires and documentary review. A total of 80 respondents were covered during data collection. Data analysis was done based on content analysis with the help of excel data sheets. The findings provided generally that most employees who have worked for at least a year at Pangani District Council have been granted one or more types of leaves. Only a few employees (about 11%) have never been granted any leave and most of them are the newly employed ones. Sometimes, there are employees who do not see the need of applying for the leaves for their own reasons. The findings of the study revealed that annual leave is predominant as many respondents seemed to exercise their rights on this leave. Maternity leave comes next to annual leave, followed by paternity leave as well as sick leave. In relation to paternity leave, the findings implied that male employees are not aware of their rights associated to paternity leave. Likewise, the leaves without pay are rarely exercised. Moreover, the findings revealed that some employees are granted other types of leaves such as study leave and holiday leave Based on the findings, this study recommends that the employer (Pangani District Council) needs to raise awareness of the leaves entitlement to all employees so as to enable them to exercise their rights fairly and equally. The efforts to orient employees on their leaves’ rights should be made from the first day when the newly recruited employees report for placement at the Council. If possible, the leaves entitlement should be written into the employment contracts.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:59
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:59

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