The ZCTU established the Parliamentary Affairs department in 2009 as a follow through of the ZCTU 5th and 6th Congress Resolution at its Head Office in Harare . Its responsibilities include the following;
- Facilitation of advocacy for identification, implementation and monitoring of policy options that are directed towards strengthening the labour movement.
- Facilitation and generation of information towards enhancing the organisation’s capacity to influence policy and engage on public policy issues.
- Undertake activities to enhance provision of policy information to strengthen policy dialogue within the labour and trade union fraternity.
- Represents the organization and the workers interest through enunciating policy positions , managing external relations which include churches, NGOs, Community based organisations,
- development partners , parliament , Government , Embassies and political parties.
- Works to establish collaborative strategies to engage with policy for the trade union structures, affiliates and other geographic structures for sustainable policy dialogue.
- Policy and Legislation information pack
- Parliament and advocacy toolkit
- Advocacy tool for transformative transitional justice
- Workers campaign for peaceful , free and fair elections (National, Regional & International)
- SADC Summit Preparations
- Monitoring parliament discussions
- Maintaining visibility of the organization and the workers issues
- Evidence based advocacy
- Proffering alternatives for policy options for the improvement of working conditions and decent life for the workers and the working class
- Regular updates
- Parliament public enquiries
- Observe parliament committee of interest
- Follow up the independent commissions
- Capacity building for trade union structures on policy dialogue and engagement
- Creation of frameworks for engagement