Welcome to the Official Ministry of Labour and Social Security Website

This Website will provide a platform for us to interact and share information with the members of the public on various issues regarding the Labour Market.


Honorable F. Shamenda (MP).

Employees Guide.

Every employee need to know his rights at work for him/her not to be exploited by an employer. Through the knowledge of labour laws the employee will be able to know what is due to him/her.

Employers Guide.

The Zambian Government understands that the most important resource in any given company is human capital and hence the need for employers to always maintain a sound relationship with their employees so has to enhance their productivity needed for the growth of the economy

MLSS Introduces the First Ever Zambia Job Portal

This is a job portal for Zambian nationals and foreigners who would like to work in Zambia. Have you recently graduated or have resigned from your job or just simply in search of greener pastures? Are you looking for that perfect candidate to match that ultimate job? Well look no further, the Zambia Job Portal is the perfect place for you!

Frequently Asked Questions.

In order to help both employers and employees on finding quick answers to their labour problems, a full page of frequently asked questions with the answers has been provided.

MLSS Structure & Core Functions.

In terms of leadership, the Ministry is at political level, headed by a Cabinet Minister who is assisted by a Deputy Minister. At technical level, a Permanent Secretary is the head and is assisted by Directors of various departments. The Ministry is organised into five Departments and one Unit and these are as follows

About MLSS


Vision Statement  

The vision of the MLSS is “To be a proactive institution that promotes an efficient and effective Labour Market System guaranteeing improvement in the quantity and quality of employment for the Zambian labour force”.


Mission Statement

In line with the stated vision, the Mission Statement of the MLSS is “to formulate Labour and Social Security policies, programmes and strategies and coordinate their implementation for national development.



Mandate of the Ministry


The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) is one of the Government Institutions which plays a key role in the socio-economic recovery programme of the country aimed at achieving sustainable economic growth and improving well being of Zambians.

In accordance with Government Gazette Notice Number 547 of 21st September 2004, MLSS is responsible for the following portfolio functions:





Our Contact Info

Ministry of Labour and Social Security, New Government Complex, Independence Avenue, P.O. Box 32186, Lusaka, Zambia. Tel: +260-211-221432, Fax: +260-211-225169, Web-Site: www.mlss.gov.zm, E-Mail: mlss@mlss.gov.zm

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Statutory Instrument (SI) - The Minimum Wages and Conditions of Employment Act. Click below to view detailed NEW SI documentation.


Statutory Instrument (SI) - The Minimum Wages and Conditions of Employment Act. Click below to view detailed PREVIOUS SI documentation.


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