The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) notes with serious concern the move by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to suspend striking workers for three months without pay for demanding a living wage.
What is more worrying is for a government that just wakes up and suspends workers without following due processes. The laws of this country are very clear and of all institutions, the Government ought to know better.
ZCTU PRESIDENT PETER MUTASA MAY DAY MESSAGE TO THE WORKERS OF ZIMBABWE, 1 MAY 2021
THEME: ‘ZCTU @40 FIGHTING FOR POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ZIMBABWE
Fellow workers and citizens at large, I address you today on this significant occasion (Workers Day) when workers worldwide celebrate the value of labour.
RE: ZCTU REMEMBERS 13 SEPTEMBER 2006 STATE BRUTALITY AGAINST TRADE UNIONISTS
Today 13 September 2020, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) commemorates the 14th anniversary of the event that happened on 13 September 2006 were 147 of our members were tortured for participating in a protest demanding better lives. The ZCTU leadership was brutally beaten and they were left for dead. Some have lived with the scars and some have since died.
03 September 2020
For immediate Release
SUBJECT: MINISTER PAUL MAVIMA OFFSIDE ON ZCTU MONDAY DEMONSTRATIONS
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has noted the offside comments in the media attributed to the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Paul Mavima, were he urged workers to shun demonstrations called by the ZCTU claiming that the protests have nothing to do with improving the welfare of employees and were instead only meant to prop-up the political agenda of opposition parties.