Articles tagged 'zimbabwe congress of trade unions'

Bulawayo grinds to a halt 14 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Anti-riot police here had to be called to disperse hundreds of disgruntled protesters who heeded calls for a national shutdown protest against deepening economic crisis in the country. The protest was mooted by local activists and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) after P...
ZCTU concerned with state of economy 24 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says it is deeply concerned with deteriorating state of the country's economy that has seen inflation galloping to over 30 percent causing serious suffering among Zimbabweans. ZCTU secretary general Japhet Moyo said since the announcement of bo...
Sexual harassment is real 28 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe needs to take issues of sexual harassment seriously and ensure the practice is confined to the dustbins of history. The issue was brought back into spotlight by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) which wants President Emmerson Mnangagwa to withdraw the appointment o...
Mudede's successor in sexual abuses storm 27 September 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) wants President Emmerson Mnangagwa to withdraw the appointment of new Registrar-General Clemence Masango until he has been cleared of sexual harassment and corruption allegations levelled against him and two former colleagues at the Department...
ZCTU on vendors 27 September 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says it has noted with concern that despite claiming to be a government of the people, the new administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa is treating people in the informal sector with heavy-handedness reminiscent of the Robert Mugabe era....
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...
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...
Chiwenga out of order: ZCTU 23 April 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) on Friday railed against Vice President Constantino Chiwenga for firing striking nurses, saying the former commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces was completely out of order and his actions must be condemned in the strongest terms. In a s...
ZCTU wants Tsvangirai as presidential candidate 16 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest trade union federation is backing ailing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai to be the opposition's presidential  candidate in the looming elections. Tsvangirai, who is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment in South Africa, has been the face of opposition parties for ...
'120 000 workers go unpaid' . . . as farm workers earn $75 21 December 2017 HARARE - Progressive Agriculture and Allied industries Workers Union of Zimbabwe (PAAWUZ) has blasted a collective bargaining agreement for the agricultural industry that was recently gazetted for the tea and coffee sub-sector. This comes as Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) produced a r...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 opposes urban tollgates 6 October 2013 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says it will not allow government to introduce tollgates in urban areas as proposed by the ministry of Transport. Government, this week said it is currently consulting with stakeholders on a proposal to introduce urban tollgates, with a vie...
Police ban ZCTU march 10 September 2013 HARARE - Police in Harare have banned a planned march against violation of workers' rights in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), the country's largest labour union, wanted to mark the September 14, 2006 police brutality which saw trade unionists Wellington Chibebe and Lovemore...