Articles tagged 'workers day'

'Little for workers to celebrate' 1 May 2018 HARARE - As Zimbabwe today joins the rest of the world in commemorating Workers' Day there is nothing to celebrate as millions of people, the majority of them highly skilled are jobless with those few still employed being poorly remunerated. The Daily News sought comments from political and so...
May Day: A sad remnant of bygone age 30 April 2018 HARARE - In the years subsequent to Zimbabwe's independence up to the turn of the millennium, hundreds of thousands of workers rallied by their vociferous unions would take out a few hours from their busy holiday schedules on May 1 to traipse the usual, well-trodden marching routes. Flags, pla...
Paawuz calls on govt to revisit plight of farm workers 30 April 2018 HARARE - Progressive Agriculture and Allied Industries Workers' Union of Zimbabwe (Paawuz) says as Zimbabweans celebrate Workers' Day tomorrow, the plight of farm workers has to be revisited at the highest level. Paawuz secretary-general Raymond Sixpence said his constituency who are farm work...
Worker's Day: Zim mourns death of industry 4 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe this week joined the rest of the world in commemorating Workers' Day celebrated worldwide on May 1 as unemployment in the country hovers at a staggering 90 percent. When Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980, the new leadership inherited a vibrant industry that employed millio...
Register to vote, Tsvangirai tells workers 1 May 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has rallied suffering workers to go and register for next year's elections — telling them it's the only route to restore their dignity and values eroded by the current economic crisis. Tsvangirai, a former labour union leader during the 1990s, lamen...
'Govt clandestinely lures ZCTU to Workers' Day' 29 April 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) — the country's biggest labour umbrella body — has claimed that government is approaching its affiliates to boost numbers at its Workers' Day commemorations on May 1. Government plans to host its own ceremony, presided over by the Zanu PF-a...
'Mnangagwa is unelectable' 4 May 2016 HARARE - The boycott by workers of the government-organised Workers' Day rally in Harare on Monday, at which embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was the guest of honour, has opened the Midlands godfather to fresh attacks from his Zanu PF enemies. Ruling party officials linked to Zanu P...
Mnangagwa comes face to face with reality 3 May 2016 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa must be scrambling to find answers over the failure to fill up the 40 000-seater Rufaro Stadium for the Workers' Day celebrations yesterday. Yesterday's Workers' Day, the first organised by an employer since independence in 1980, was supposed to be a ...
Mnangagwa embarrassed 3 May 2016 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday suffered the indignity of addressing a virtually empty Rufaro Stadium in Harare, after the government ill-advisedly sought to hijack and use for its own ends this year's Workers' Day commemorations. Despite committed efforts by lapdog State ...
Mugabe's Zanu PF has failed workers 2 May 2016 HARARE - Yesterday, Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in commemorating Workers' Day but there was no euphoria, no great expectations as the governing Zanu PF has destroyed whatever working force that we once had. It is common knowledge that less than 20 percent of the country's population ...
We don't eat slogans: Workers 2 May 2016 HARARE - With Zimbabweans joining the rest of the world in marking Workers Day, the Zimbabwe Federation of Trade Unions (ZFTU) — which is closely linked to Zanu PF — says workers do not eat political slogans but rather want government to offer solutions to revive the dying industries. In a sta...
Stop harassing vendors 2 May 2014 HARARE - As Zimbabwe marked Workers Day yesterday, there was a group of people in the informal sector that did not join the festivities as they continued working. Amid high unemployment and the rise of the informal sector as the major employer, our Community Affairs Editor Margaret Chinowaita ...
Tuku's Worker's Day Message 2014 30 April 2014 HARARE - Fellow Zimbabweans, About two weeks ago our country celebrated the 34th anniversary of its hard won independence. It was indeed a time for all of us to pause and reflect on the journey we have walked together over the last three decades and four years. We come face to face with the...