Press Statements

3 Sep 2018

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has noted with great concern the shocking massive price hikes that have affected almost every basic commodity, worsening the plight of the already struggling masses of Zimbabwe.

Prices of most products have gone up by over 50 percent and the prices continue to rise at break-neck speed and this has seriously eroded the incomes of ordinary workers who are finding it hard to survive on their meager wages. Labour notes that most workers earn an average of $300 a month and therefore cannot afford to buy the goods in most shops.

24 May 2018

Finance and Economic Development Deputy Minister Terrence Mukupe’s must be removed from government as he has shown to be unfit for government, reckless, a loose cannon and a danger to Zimbabwe.

4 Apr 2018

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is disgusted by the reports that the Zimbabwe Republic Police today beat-up suspended trade union leaders from the energy sector who were attending a hearing at the company premises.

15 Mar 2018

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is greatly disturbed by the government’s lack of seriousness in resolving its dispute with the striking doctors. The continued strike by the doctors is causing untold suffering of ordinary Zimbabweans as it has paralyzed operations at state-run hospitals.

15 Mar 2018

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is greatly disturbed by the government’s lack of seriousness in resolving its dispute with the striking doctors. The continued strike by the doctors is causing untold suffering of ordinary Zimbabweans as it has paralyzed operations at state-run hospitals.

13 Mar 2018

I would want to welcome you members of the Press to this Press Conference. As you have been informed, we are here to brief you on the anti-union activities that are taking place at ZESA.

The ZCTU has received with disgust the purported suspension of eight union officials, without salaries and benefits, by the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZETDC), a subsidiary of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), on 6 March 2018 for allegedly being involved in a demonstration.

28 Feb 2018

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is shocked by reports that several National University of Science and Technology (NUST) students sustained some injuries after Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers set dogs upon them on Monday 26 February 2018 as the law enforcement agents suppressed an anti-government protest staged by the university students.

28 Feb 2018

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is shocked by reports that several National University of Science and Technology (NUST) students sustained some injuries after Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers set dogs upon them on Monday 26 February 2018 as the law enforcement agents suppressed an anti-government protest staged by the university students.

23 Feb 2018

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.

23 Feb 2018

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.

23 Feb 2018

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.

22 Feb 2018

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, MDC-T Vice-President Thokozani Khupe and Secretary General, Douglas Mwonzora, were harassed and threatened at the burial of MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera.

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