Press Statements

16 Mar 2017

The ZCTU is shocked and saddened by the High Court judgment that has ruled that workers who lost their jobs following the July 17 2015 Supreme Court ruling that allowed employers to terminate contracts on notice, will have no right to get retrenchment packages in retrospect.

3 Mar 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) condemns in strongest terms the Minister of  Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Prisca Mupfumisa’s conduct of interfering in social dialogue processes by directly contacting workers in the civil service on the issue of the 2016 bonuses.

The Minister is reportedly sending officials ostensibly on a ‘survey’ to find out whether civil servants want housing stands or money as payment for 2016 bonuses, ignoring the pleas from unions who represent civil servants.

1 Mar 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions condemns the appalling xenophobic attacks directed against foreigners living and working in South Africa by locals.
The attacks though a symptom of economic malaise and lack of job creation by South African authorities should not be tolerated. The ZCTU calls upon the South African government to put in place practical policies that safeguard migrants and bring a lasting solution to the ever resurfacing xenophobic attacks.

28 Feb 2017

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions condemns the appalling xenophobic attacks directed against foreigners living and working in South Africa by clearly a group of criminals..

The attacks though a symptom of economic malaise and lack of job creation by South African authorities, should not be tolerated. The ZCTU calls upon the South African government to put in place practical policies that safeguard migrants and bring a lasting solution to the ever resurfacing xenophobic attacks.

23 Feb 2017

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) would like to express its shock and disgust over the production of a draft Labour Bill by the government in its attempt to hoodwink the ILO High level mission that was in Zimbabwe  assessing the government’s implementation of the findings and recommendations of the 2009 ILO Commission of Inquiry that investigated serious violations of workers’ rights in Zimbabwe.

23 Feb 2017

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) would like to express its shock and disgust over the production of a draft Labour Bill by the government in its attempt to hoodwink the ILO High level mission that was in Zimbabwe assessing the government’s implementation of the findings and recommendations of the 2009 ILO Commission of Inquiry that investigated serious violations of workers’ rights in Zimbabwe.

22 Feb 2017

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is greatly disturbed by the apparent impasse in the labour dispute between the Government and striking doctors. The continued strike is causing untold suffering of ordinary Zimbabweans as it has paralyzed operations at state-run hospitals.

We note with concern that patients are being turned away from government hospitals as the few doctors who have remained at work are failing to cope.

22 Feb 2017

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is greatly disturbed by the apparent impasse in the labour dispute between the Government and striking doctors. The continued strike  is causing untold suffering of ordinary Zimbabweans as it has paralyzed operations at state-run hospitals.

We note with concern that patients are being turned away from government hospitals as the few doctors who have remained at work are failing to cope.

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