The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) condemns the police brutality witnessed yesterday when police shot dead innocent civilians and injured others in Harare CBD.
There are conflicting reports of how many were killed and injured. The shootings which occurred after the police had a misunderstanding with a commuter omnibus crew turned fatal when police opened fire and in the process shot passers, sparking riots by the public demanding justice and accountability from the police.
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has learnt with great sadness on the passing on of former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, President of the opposition MDC-T and former Secretary-General of the ZCTU, Dr. Morgan Richard Tsvangirai on 14 February 2018.
Please be advised that the ZCTU will hold a Press Conference on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 10:30am at the ZCTU offices, Gorlon House, 7 Jason Moyo Avenue, in Harare. The Press conference will discuss the current demonstrations by spouses of Hwange Colliery Workers. The Press conference will be addressed by the ZCTU President Peter Gift Mutasa.
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The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) notes with concern the reports of a leak in the O' Level English Paper 2 Examination Paper. This is a clear sign of a rotten system that needs serous investigations.
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) condemns in strongest terms the failure by responsible authorities to intervene and bring to an end the labour dispute that has engulfed Hwange Colliery Company.
Further to our Press Statement issued on 18 December 2017 on the current price hikes, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) notes with concern that authorities are just making rhetoric and there is no progress in solving the issue.
The ZCTU has, therefore, resolved that if nothing tangible is done, it will activate its structures and come mid-January 2018, we will be calling for national action against both the Government and business.
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) notes that while there were positive sides to the national budget presented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa, there is nothing for the working people to celebrate.
We, the General Council of the ZCTU, meeting in Harare on the 18th of November 2017 to review the political developments in Zimbabwe hereby state our position:
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) notes that the SADC Organ Troika Plus Council met in Gaborone Botswana on 16th November 2017 and recommended that an urgent Extra Ordinary SADC Summit on Zimbabwe be convened to discuss the Zimbabwean situation.
We acknowledge the position and view of the Troika and their efforts in trying to resolve the Zimbabwean crisis.
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) welcomes the move by the newly appointed Minster of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare, Patrick Zhuwao, to reinstate ZCTU President Peter Mutasa as member of the National Social Security authority (NSSA) board.
The cabinet reshuffle announced by President Robert Mugabe on Monday shows that Zimbabwe is heading for disaster both in terms of the economy and democracy ahead of the 2018 elections
Besides being bloated and duplication of Ministries, it is expecting too much from Ministers like Ignatius Chombo, (Minister of Finance and Economic Development) and Simbarashe Mumbengengwi, (Minister of Micro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion) to revive the economy as they have no clue on what to do. In any case, these two ministries should have been combined into one.