Articles tagged 'zctu'

Nothing in budget for workers: ZCTU 9 December 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest trade union federation yesterday said the national budget presented by the Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa had nothing for the working people to celebrate. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) said the budget was pro-capital and workers should brace for h...
ZCTU loses 300k members 2 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) — an employees' representative body — says it has lost 300 000 of its 400 000 membership due to the economic collapse which has caused massive job losses in the formal sector. Peter Mutasa, the Union's president, told the Daily News yesterd...
Inflation wipes out salaries: Unions 3 October 2017 HARARE - Salaries are being badly eroded in values due to devastating inflation, which has soared to 242 percent, according to a leading economist Steve Hanke. Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) secretary-general Japhet Moyo told the Daily News yesterday that the high level of inflation ...
ZCTU slams govt over Kwese TV 30 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest trade union federation, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), has slammed government for denying Kwese TV — owned by Strive Masiyiwa — a broadcasting licence. This comes after the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) has declared the Econet Group's pay telev...
Army must stop politicking: ZCTU 11 August 2017 HARARE - In a rare challenge to Zimbabwe's powerful generals, the country's largest trade union Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) has said the military should stop interfering in politics. The trade union said in its Defence Forces Day message that it had noted with consternation the rec...
'Reinstate ZCTU boss on Nssa board' 9 June 2017 HARARE - Days after Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira's stunning dismissal of Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa from the National Social Security Authority (Nssa) board for allegedly leaking confidential information, the International Trade Union Confederation...
MPs fume over ZCTU Nssa board seat 23 May 2017 HARARE - Opposition legislators have blasted Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira over the expulsion of Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa from the National Social Security Authority (Nssa) board. Mutasa was fired for allegedly failing to uphold confidentiality...
Chinese abusing workers: ZCTU 8 May 2017 HARARE - Chinese nationals with businesses in the country are in the habit of ill-treating and abusing their employees, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa said last week. Speaking at the commemorations for World Day for Safety and Health, Mutasa said complaints aga...
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...
Outrage over Nssa running new public health scheme 3 December 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's administration must not let the scandal-plagued State-run pension fund, National Social Security Authority (Nssa), run a compulsory scheme requiring all Zimbabweans to access health insurance. The planned move has drawn swift and strong condemnation. Cabinet ...
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 ...
Workers say no to govt Psmas takeover 4 December 2015 HARARE - Premier Medical Aid Society (Psmas) members will withdraw their affiliation to the medical insurer en-masse if government goes ahead with its plans to take over the society, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has said. Responding to  weekend reports that President Robert Mug...
ZCTU must move with the times 14 April 2015 HARARE - When the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) called for workers' demonstrations across the country at the weekend, I was skeptical with the timing considering that the country literally no longer has workers. With 400 companies having closed shop in the past year alone, not putti...
Police ban ZCTU demos 8 April 2015 MASVINGO - Police have banned Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) demonstrations in Harare, Masvingo, Bulawayo and Mutare aimed at protesting against government plans to freeze workers' wages. The demos were scheduled for this Saturday. Japhet Moyo, ZCTU secretary-general, confirmed th...
ZCTU to stage protests over economic meltdown 26 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has resolved to stage demonstrations on April 11, to protest against the economic meltdown. Japhet Moyo, ZCTU secretary-general, told the Daily News yesterday that the general council met last week and resolved to take to the streets. “In th...
Stop shedding crocodile tears over Dzamara: ZCTU 15 March 2015 MASVINGO - Zimbabwean workers body has accused the ruling Zanu PF government of shedding crocodile tears over the abduction and disappearance of journalist-cum-political activist, Itai Dzamara. In a statement, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) a labour body that represents the majo...
We are not liars: Zanu PF 2 August 2014 PLUMTREE - Zanu PF national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo said the party would make good on its electoral promises of growing the economy and creating two million jobs by 2018, during the commissioning and handover of Plumtree Water Works on Thursday, The Zanu PF national chairman sentiments come ...
ZCTU plans mass action 27 July 2014 MASVINGO - Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is mooting plans to unfurl worker protests over deepening economic hardships. ZCTU president George Nkiwane told a Labour forum here on Thursday night that the state of the economy and the status of workers was getting worse by the day. “W...
Tough times ahead for civil servants 13 June 2014 HARARE - Civil servants should brace themselves for challenging times ahead as government continues to shift pay dates, piling more misery on the already hard-pressed government workers. Civil servants, who include nurses and ex-government workers, will be paid late over the next six months an...
Workers rally behind Tsvangirai 30 April 2014 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has thrown its weight behind MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, saying rebels attempting to topple the charismatic opposition leader were out of order. The labour-backed MDC has been embroiled in a leadership row with a clique led by secretary-g...
Workers reject productivity-linked wages 21 March 2014 HARARE - Workers have rejected a government and business proposal to introduce productivity-linked wages. This followed negotiations held in the resort town of Victoria Falls last week between representatives of government and National Employment Councils (NECs)  The Zimbabwe Congress of Tr...
ZCTU blames govt for deaths of 22 Zim illegal miners in SA 12 March 2014 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has blamed government for the death of 22 Zimbabwean illegal miners gassed to death in a South African disused mine. ZCTU said it was the duty of the government to create employment for its people and the Zimbabwean government must shoulder...
ZCTU off the hook 7 February 2014 HARARE - The Constitutional Court has permanently stayed the prosecution of Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU)  on 72 counts of externalising foreign currency, dating back to 2006. The union approached the Constitutional Court, seeking the quashing of the criminal charges, arguing that it...
Stop using divisions as an excuse 5 December 2013 EDITOR — The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is worried that the Zimbabwean Government is using the so-called squabbles in the Apex Council — a body that represents civil servants in salary negotiations — as an excuse not to adjust salaries for civil servants, thereby relegating them fur...
ZCTU condemns Hwange police brutality 15 October 2013 MASVINGO - Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) has condemned police's attack on striking Hwange Colliery mine workers' wives.  The women were subjected to violent manhandling, leading to many being injured and four being hospitalised at Hwange Colliery Hospital, causing collective outrage ...