Articles tagged 'zctu'

Workers spurn govt offer 5 April 2019 Workers have spurned government's salary offer, claiming it does not tally with the prices of basic commodities that have since shot through the roof.
Death toll from riots rises to 12 19 January 2019 HARARE - As normalcy slowly returns to Zimbabwe after days of tensions between protesters and security forces following this week's deadly riots — human rights groups yesterday said the death toll from the clashes has risen to 12 — and that 78 people were shot during the protests. This comes a...
US senators blast Zim govt 18 January 2019 HARARE - United States senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons — who are both members of Washington's influential Senate Foreign Relations Committee — have blasted the government over the heavy handedness of the security agents on protestors. This comes after Zimbabweans heeded the call by the mil...
ZCTU gives govt 7-day altimatum 13 January 2019 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is stepping up threats to lead a national strike, pressing for United States dollar (USD) wages. The warning follows massive price hikes that have affected almost every basic commodity, worsening the plight of the already struggling workers...
Unions plotting mega shutdown 1 January 2019 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) yesterday cranked up the pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government, confirming it would go ahead with its planned national strike this month. This comes as the government has increasingly come under pressure from restive l...
ZCTU calls for shutdown 7 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's main labour federation yesterday called for a strike this month to protest the worsening economic conditions in the country. Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions' (ZCTU) general council has discussed the impact of the country's economic crisis on workers, marked by weakening p...
'Arbitrary arrests, detention rise' 17 November 2018 HARARE - The month of October witnessed an increase in cases of arbitrary arrests and detention, the Human Rights NGO Forum has said in its Organised Violence and Torture Report for October. This followed the arrest and detention of 42 members of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) fo...
ZCTU officials' trial set for next month 17 November 2018 HARARE - The trial of seven Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) activists has been set for December 11 at the Harare Magistrates' Courts. The trade unionists were arrested on October 11 while protesting against price hikes and the lack of food and other essential goods in the country. ...
ZCTU dismisses Mathema warning 13 November 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest trade union federation has dismissed a warning from Home Affairs minister Cain Mathema that those planning anti-government demonstrations risked dire consequences. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), an ally of Nelson Chamisa's MDC, said it was disturbed b...
UK govt put to task over Zim situation 20 October 2018 HARARE - UNISON - a United Kingdom labour union — has tasked its government to urge Zimbabwean authorities to respect workers' rights. This comes after several trade union activists, including Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa and secretary-general Japhet Moyo wer...
ZCTU turns to ILO over workers' rights violations 19 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's main labour union has appealed to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to probe President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration for violating freedom of association and workers' rights to organise. This comes after police arrested several members of the Zimbabwe Congre...
Outrage ensues over 'erosion' of workers' rights 19 October 2018 HARARE - International labour unions have expressed outrage over the alleged erosion of worker rights in Zimbabwe under the “new dispensation.” In a flurry of angry letters to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, international labour unions strongly condemned the government's heavy–handedness in resp...
Chamisa slams demo ban 15 October 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa has slammed the banning of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) demonstration which was followed by arrests of the union leaders. Chamisa said the ban and arrests were illegal as people have a right to demonstrate. “The establishment is acting u...
MDC to join ZCTU demos 14 October 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has resolved to join the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and the rest of the suffering citizens in protesting against the deteriorating economic conditions in the country. The resolution was made during the MDC's urgent national executive committee ...
Police crush tax protests: ZCTU leaders arrested 12 October 2018 HARARE - Police arrested several members of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) yesterday to crush protests against an extortionate tax regime introduced last week by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube. Among the senior ZCTU officials picked up by the law enforcement agents are the union's...
ZCTU leaders arrested 12 October 2018 HARARE - Police arrested several members of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) yesterday to crush protests against an extortionate tax regime introduced last week by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube.
ZCTU, police head for nasty showdown 11 October 2018 HARARE - A showdown is looming between police and Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions ZCTU) after the latter filed a court application yesterday seeking to be granted permission to carry on with their demonstration over the recently introduced tax regime. This comes after the police reiterated t...
Police ban ZCTU protest march 10 October 2018 HARARE – Plans by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) to demonstrate against the recently introduced tax were thrown into disarray yesterday after police banned the protest saying government is still to contain the cholera outbreak. In a statement yesterday, the police said last month...
Tax protests loom 9 October 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe is on the brink of crippling protests over the recently introduced tax regime that are seen dampening current efforts aimed at reviving the country's economy, which has continued on a downward trend, amid serious shortages of goods and escalation of prices. Last week, the Zim...
ZCTU condemns massive price hikes 5 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has noted with great concern the shocking massive price hikes that have affected almost every basic commodity, worsening the plight of the already struggling masses. Prices of most products have gone up by over 50 percent and they continue to r...
ZCTU backs Chamisa's presidential bid 29 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's main labour federation called on workers to back MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa in tomorrow's election. The ZCTU, a key ally of the MDC, said its general council — the highest decision-making body in between congresses — met on Monday and noted that the ...
'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...
ZCTU invites Chamisa 28 April 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has invited MDC's Nelson Chamisa to grace the Workers' Day celebrations in Harare on Tuesday. MDC acting spokesperson Thabitha Khumalo told the Daily News yesterday that the ZCTU had invited the MDC and its leader to be part of the celebrat...
ZCTU calls for general strike 18 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has been plunged into another crisis after the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) yesterday called for a general strike to protest against its “disregard” for workers. ZCTU president Peter Mutasa told the Daily News yesterday that th...
ZCTU threaten strike over price increases 22 December 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's main labour federation yesterday threatened to call for a strike mid next month to protest alleged government failure to contain sharp price hikes and to demand a 50 percent salary hike. Analysts say strikes over labour and social issues in recent years have largely failed ...