The Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) as one of the key Tripartite Partners, the Trade Union, Government, Court, and the Tanganyika Law Society (TLS) participated in the High Court Labour Division Stakeholder’s Meeting held on 14th July 2023 at JNICC, Dar es Salaam.
The theme of the Meeting was “The Importance of Resolving Labour Disputes through Arbitration in Promoting a Sustainable Economy: The Role of Courts and Stakeholders.”
The Principal Judge of the High Court of Tanzania, Hon. Mustapha Siyani among other things insisted on the importance of resolving Labour Disputes through Arbitration. Addressing participants of the meeting, the Deputy Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Labour, Youth, Employment and Persons with Disabilities, Hon. Patrobas Pascal Katambi (MP) acknowledged various initiatives by the High Court in resolving Labour Disputes including the use of technology to deliver justice on time.
The Judge of the High Court of Tanzania Labour Division, Hon. Dr. Yose Joseph Mlyambina, mentioned various steps that the Labour Court has continued to take, particularly the use of Information Technology in the administration of justice and encouraged the Court’s members to use the established systems and learn from it as well as attending the trainings that the Court has been offering to its members every week at the Court.
Speaking on behalf of the Employers, ATE CEO, Ms. Suzanne Ndomba-Doran explained various challenges relating to resolving of labour disputes and emphasized that mediation reduces costs and improves work relationships. She also mentioned the initiatives by ATE in collaborations with Stakeholders in resolving workplace disputes.