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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.

Unions condemn rights violations in Zimbabwe

24 September, 2019Union leaders in Zimbabwe are subjected to abduction, torture and death threats, which are gross violations of workers’ and human rights, say unions.

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.

Calls for safety standards in artisanal mining as Zimbabwe’s flooded gold mines claim 28 lives

21 February, 2019Eight artisanal miners were rescued last week while 28 died when Cricket and Silver Moon gold mines in Battlefields, 175km from Harare, flooded after heavy rains. More are missing and feared dead with heavy rains continuing to slow down rescue efforts.

Zimbabwe union leader arrested after general strike call

22 January, 2019Japhet Moyo, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), was arrested at Harare airport yesterday morning and charged with subversion after a ZCTU call for a general strike against a dramatic fuel price hike.

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. 

Young workers in Zimbabwe engage on the future of unions

14 September, 2018Young and unionized workers in Zimbabwe live in a country in a state of flux but where there are immense opportunities to bring back the power of the unions whose existence is threatened.

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.

"100 days of snubbing Zimbabwean workers," says union federation

7 March, 2018The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade unions (ZCTU), the national centre to which IndustriALL Global Union affiliates belong, says President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration “met everyone” for consultations, but snubbed labour during its first 100 days in office.