Labour market stability and decent Work


Promotion of a Conducive Labour Market Environment, Fair Labour Standards, Labour Productivity and Efficient Employment Placement Services.


The department has five (5) core divisions viz:

  1. Labour Relations
  2. National Employment services
  3. Registration and Processing
  4. International Relations
  5. Research, Economics and Statistics

1. Labour Relations

  • Receive and resolve labour disputes through Conciliation and Arbitration.
  • Process and determine applications to retrench
  • Inspect workplaces to check compliance with labour laws.
  • Advise employers and workers on labour matters.

2. National Employment Services (NESD)

  • Register job seekers
  • Place job seekers
  • Give Career Guidance and Counselling to students

3. Registration and Processing Division

  • Register Labour bodies like Unions, Employers' Associations and Employment Councils.
  • Regulate and supervise activities of labour organisations.
  • Resolve disputes arising between and within labour organisations.

4. International Relations

  • Co-ordinate Zimbabwe's relations on labour matters with regional and international bodies and countries

5. Research, Economics& Statistics

  • Conducting surveys on labour market issues.
  • Developing and maintaining a labour market information system.
  • Compiling and analysing labour market statistics.
  • Chairing the Foreign Recruitment Committee.
  • Monitoring the transfer of skills by expatriates to local understudies.
  • Participating in the Prices Monitoring and Implementation Committee
  • Secretariat to the Minister's Policy Planning and Review meetings.


1. Labour Relations:

  • Employers
  • workers
  • Unions
  • Employers' Associations

2. Registration and Processing:

  • Unions
  • Employers' Organisations/Associations

3. International Relations:

  • Regional Labour Organisations
  • International Labour Organisations

4. National Employment Services Division:

  • Employers
  • Job Seekers
  • Students

5. Research Economics& Statistics:

  • Employees
  • Workers
  • Government Ministries
  • NGOs