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Unity and cooperation encouraged in Zimbabwe

21 March, 2013Zimbabwean affiliates met to discuss challenges they face in union building amid tensions in the country over the referendum for a new constitution; a reminder of the on-going political difficulties faced by labour.

Solidarity support needed for suspended ZESA workers

14 August, 2012135 workers at Zimbabwe’s state owned utility, ZESA have been suspended indefinitely without pay and benefits on 17 July after a threatened strike on 10 July 2012. Hearings for these workers, which by law should take place within 14 days of their suspension, have been continually postponed and are now scheduled to begin on 16 August 2012.

Zimbabwe’s electricity utility continues to frustrate workers

4 October, 2012Whilst progress has been slow, suspended workers are being reinstated through the efforts of the Zimbabwe Electricity Workers Union (ZEWU).

Zimbabwe: Unions organizing against all odds

18 October, 2017To be effective in the fight for workers’ rights, Zimbabwean workers must join trade unions, emphasized the IndustriALL Global Union women’s committee meeting in Harare on 13 October.

Zimbabwe: Unions denounce human rights violations in post-election violence

9 August, 2018With the Zimbabwe National Army’s killing of six people, including workers and street traders, in post-election violence Zimbabwean unions are doubtful of the prospects for a democratic transition.

Trade union leaders beaten and arrested during Zimbabwe austerity protests

11 October, 2018Police have beaten and arrested two leaders of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), as thousands of workers took to the streets in cities across Zimbabwe on 11 October to protest against austerity measures. 

Unionists, human rights activists and opposition politicians under siege in Zimbabwe

5 November, 2019When Munashe Chirowamari left home on 11 October 2018 to join fellow trade unionists on a demonstration organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) against the ever-worsening economic situation in the country, little did he know that the state would not recognise his right to protest.

Union says corruption main cause of Zimbabwe’s power cuts

31 July, 2019Power cuts of up to 18 hours are common in Zimbabwe as the country goes through another economic crisis. Corruption and looting are rife at state-owned companies like the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), as revealed by the country’s auditor general report for 2018. 

Fighting poverty wages in Zimbabwe

12 June, 2019With prices of basics changing every day, Zimbabwean workers are struggling to make ends meet. The recent devaluation of the national currency has further reduced buying power, and most workers are living in poverty.

Outrage as IndustriALL ExCo member sacked in Zimbabwe

9 October, 2012IndustriALL takes action as the persecution of the Zimbabwe Electricity Workers Union (ZEWU) escalated last week with the dismissal of its president Angeline Chitambo.