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Cabinet adopts TNF principles


KWEKWE Cabinet has adopted principles of a Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF) blue print paving way for the drafting of a Bill which seeks to transform the forum from a mere talk show into a legal entity.

Labour and Social Welfare minister Paurina Mupariwa last week said she received support from Cabinet after presenting the principles of the Bill.

We are now moving to the stage of drafting the Bill after Cabinet adopted the principles, which the TNF Act will seek to advance, said Mupariwa.

The TNF is the countrys social dialogue platform that brings together the government, business and labour to negotiate on key socioeconomic matters.
It has been in existence since 1998 as a voluntary and unlegislated chamber in which socio-economic matters were discussed and negotiated over by social partners.

Public Service minister Lucia Matibenga said the proposed Act to transform TNF into a legal entity would make a difference.

Currently the TNF is just a mere talk show, but with an Act of Parliament, decisions and agreements made during the TNF will be legally binding, she said.

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