Press Statements

22 Nov 2017
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) welcomes the long overdue resignation of President Robert Mugabe and calls on the incoming President to immediately come up with a transitional mechanism that is inclusive of all Zimbabweans.
 
We note his immense contribution to the liberation of Zimbabwe and wish him well in his retirement.
 
22 Nov 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) welcomes the long overdue resignation of President Robert Mugabe and calls on the incoming President to immediately come up with a transitional mechanism that is inclusive of all Zimbabweans.

We note his immense contribution to the liberation of Zimbabwe and wish him well in his retirement.

18 Nov 2017

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:

17 Nov 2017

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:

17 Nov 2017

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.

19 Oct 2017

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.

10 Oct 2017

CABINET REThe 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.

10 Oct 2017

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.

9 Oct 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is surprised by the directive from President Robert Mugabe to forcibly remove Harare’s street traders and vendors yet it is his party that not only made sure that the economy collapsed throwing thousands of people into the streets, but also encouraged people to go into vending as a vote buying gimmick.

4 Oct 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) notes with growing concern a rise in cases of harassment and threats to journalists by both state security and top government and ruling party officials.

The ZCTU is disturbed with the utterances by the ZANU-PF secretary for Information and Publicity, Simon Khaya-Moyo, who “warned” the private media to desist from attacking the party and its leadership, saying those misinforming the public by writing falsehoods will be punished. 

4 Oct 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) notes with growing concern a rise in cases of harassment and threats to journalists by both state security and top government and ruling party officials.

The ZCTU is disturbed with the utterances by the ZANU-PF secretary for Information and Publicity, Simon Khaya-Moyo, who “warned” the private media to desist from attacking the party and its leadership, saying those misinforming the public by writing falsehoods will be punished.

3 Oct 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is concerned with reports that close to 19 000 pensioners who have failed to register with the NSSA biometric system will not be able to access their pensions as of this month, condemning the already poverty-stricken elderly to destitution.

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