Section 6 (b) (b) justifies the employer`s obligation in principle not to require an employee to work more than the maximum length of work permitted by law or contract (i.e. a collective agreement) under this Act. According to Section 14 C, workers are entitled to no less than 24 hours of uninterrupted rest per week, either on the same day of the week or on another agreed date. Each worker is on leave during each holiday, as is designated as a notice under the Public Holidays and Business Prohibition Act (Chapter 10:21). In Zimbabwe, each collective agreement provides for a minimum working time. The standard collective agreement recommends at least eight hours per day and 40 hours per week, depending on the type of work. This can be up to ten hours a day. The term refers to the period during which employees are available to the employer. Rest periods are not included. Workers can use them for their own needs such as a nap, refreshment or personal belongings.
No worker may be required to work more than five hours without interruption without the benefit of at least one hour`s paid rest. Breastfeeding mothers are given two hours a day to breastfeed for a period of 12 months and one hour after a six-month period.