Press Statements

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.

9 Sep 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.

1 Sep 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is disturbed by pronouncements by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education concerning parents or guardians borrowing loans based on their income on behalf of students  in an economy where the majority are unemployed and do not have proof of income.

10 Aug 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is deeply concerned with the resurgence in intra-party violence in the opposition political party MDC-T.

In the latest development, the MDC-T Vice-President Thokozani Khupe, Chairperson Lovemore Moyo and Organising secretary, Abedinico Bhebhe were beaten up allegedly by party fanatics for organizing a meeting to discuss the coalition arrangement being led by the party President Morgan Tsvangirai. The trio is alleged to be against an alliance with other political parties.

10 Aug 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is deeply concerned with the resurgence in intra-party violence in the opposition political party MDC-T.

In the latest development, the MDC-T Vice-President Thokozani Khupe, Chairperson Lovemore Moyo and Organising secretary, Abedinico Bhebhe were beaten up allegedly by party fanatics for organizing a meeting to discuss the coalition arrangement being led by the party President Morgan Tsvangirai. The trio is alleged to be against an alliance with other political parties.

8 Aug 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) joins the rest of the country in marking the National Heroes and National Defence Forces Day. We take cognisance of the significant role our freedom fighters played to liberate the country from the evil minority rule. We also cherish the role played by the gallant defence forces in protecting our independence.

26 Jul 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is worried by Press reports of  escalation of  politically motivated violence incidents, in particular arsons,  that are reminiscent of the June 2008.

These gory incidents, the latest being the arson attack on Tendai Nyachuru, a kraal head in Mazoe, come at a time when the election season is encroaching upon us and instead of Zimbabweans looking forward to choosing national leaders of their choice freely, they are dreading the whole process.

9 Jun 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU)  is saddened by the death of 43 people who perished on Wednesday along Harare to Chirundu Highway  when a King Lions bus veered off the road and crushed into a tree.

The death of the 43 people has left a huge hole in many families as some of them were breadwinners as cross boarder traders who were working hard to fend for their families.  The survivors of this horrific accident will require extensive systematic counseling for them to get over this traumatic experience.

31 May 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) condemns in the strongest terms the locking out of former Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) employees at Bulawayo Khami Depot who were pushing for dialogue with their former employer who has not paid their pensions and terminal benefits for 35 years.

It is highly shocking and arrogant for the ZUPCO management to, instead of cooperating, decide to shut out the workers despite it owing the affected and disenfranchised former employees, some of whom are too old to work.

21 May 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) condemns in the strongest terms the locking out of former Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) employees  at Bulawayo Khami Depot who were pushing for dialogue with their former employer who has not paid their pensions and terminal benefits for  35 years.

It is highly shocking and arrogant for the ZUPCO management to, instead of cooperating, decide to shut out the workers despite it owing the affected and disenfranchised former employees, some of whom are too old to work.

7 Apr 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) condemns in the strongest terms reports emanating from the media that there are attempts by some board members of the National Social Security authority (NSSA) to remove President Peter Mutasa from the board.

The move to remove President Mutasa is not surprising because he has become a stumbling block to those at NSSA who were used to looting workers money and making questionable ‘investment’ decisions without questions being asked.

7 Apr 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) condemns in the strongest terms reports emanating from the media that there are attempts by some board members of the National Social Security authority (NSSA) to remove President Peter Mutasa from the board.

The move to remove President Mutasa is not surprising because he has become a stumbling block to those at NSSA who were used to looting workers money and making questionable ‘investment’ decisions without questions being asked.

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