Labour voluntarism and autonomy alludes to the free will and independence of workers in shaping work processes to influence desirable outcomes. The right to strike, the right to form voluntary trade unions and the right to voluntary collective bargaining underlie labour voluntarism and autonomy. Labour voluntarism and autonomy came as a response to capitalistic tendencies and racial prejudices in the colonial Zimbabwe. Nonetheless, the fight for voluntarism and autonomy involved all labour regardless of race. Capitalism and labour voluntarism are not indigenous ideologies but were adopted with the coming in of Western civilization and organized employment interactions. The ZCTU, as the pulse of the labour movement has developed in a stifled environment which is characterized by a nugatory Collective Bargaining which is made such by arbitration and the nature of NECs which are funded by capital, the discouragement of the right to strike by the Acts which govern employment interactions in the public and private sectors respectively and lack of autonomy of trade unions from political elements.
Persistance Matanhire is a holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Politics and Public Management with the Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. He is a scholar of Labour Law, Constitutional Law, Political Science, Employment Relations 'inter alia' and he wrote a number of unpublished papers on these genres.
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labour, voluntarism, Autonomy, Zimbabwe
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