Tanzania: Maternity Protection in the Sugar Sector

Information collected at a workshop on Collective Bargaining Agreements by the IUF Global Sugar Program and the Tanzania Plantation Workers Union (TPAWU). October 13-15 2008, Morogoro, Tanzania.

 

Area TPC – Tanganyika Plantation Kilombero Sugar (KS) Mtibwa / Kagera (KSL)
(reproduces national legislation)
Length of Continuous Employment to access benefits N/A 6 months which is equal to the probation period. N/A
Length of Leave 12 weeks with pay. Once taken employee cannot take annual leave during the year.
Maximum of 4 births every three years.
N/A 84 days after every three years without forfeiting her entitlement to her normal annual leave.
If child dies after 1½ years and if after the death of the child she becomes pregnant and gives birth to a child safely, she will be entitled to maternity leave even if the period of three years has not elapsed.
Cash Benefits N/A N/A N/A
Medical Benefits N/A N/A N/A
Health Protection
(Lighter Duties
No night shift on reaching 6 months pregnancy and for 18 months after delivery.
Agricultural work: job requirements reduced to half on reaching 7 months.
Reduction of task rate when reaching 6th month
Permanent workers: reduction of work in problems/pain appear before 6yh month and on doctor’s report
Permanent workers: no night shift starting on 6th month and until the child is 2 years old.
At six months of pregnancy: task reduced by half.
Exempted from night shift on reaching six months pregnancy and for a period of nine (9) months after delivery so long as the child is alive.
Health Protection
(leave during pregnancy for medical checks)
N/A One day for medically approved attention if permanent worker. N/A
Health Protection (leave after child birth in case of complications) N/A N/A N/A
Premature delivery, miscarriage & stillbirth N/A N/A N/A
Employment Protection N/A N/A N/A
Breast Feeding/lactation breaks One hour/day when child is at workplace OR she leave one hour earlier for 12 months after delivery Two one-hour session per day until child is 2 years old When residing within or close to company premises will be allowed one and a half-hour (1½) per day until child is 18 months old.
If task-based, her task should be reduced by 18.75% to allow her go for breast-feeding
Discrimination N/A N/A N/A
Paternity Leave N/A N/A N/A
Paternity Benefits N/A N/A N/A

 

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2 comments

    • rpersaud on November 28, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Whilst there are some good ideas I think one should not lose sight of major aspect of maternity leave for our working women and that they must have maxium leave with pay to take care of the child for at least eighteen months after birth.
    Rooplall Persaud, GAWU-Guyana

    • rpersaud on November 28, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Whilst there are some good ideas I think one should not lose sight of major aspect of maternity leave for our working women and that they must have maxium leave with pay to take care of the child for at least eighteen months after birth.
    Rooplall Persaud, GAWU-Guyana

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