Parliamentary Affairs & Advocacy Department

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.

Current Outputs

  • 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

Approach

  • Maintaining visibility of the organization and the workers issues
  • Networking
  • 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
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