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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).

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.

Unions warn of looming COVID-19 catastrophe in Zimbabwe

2 April, 2020The lacklustre approach on COVID-19 by the Zimbabwean government can lead to a disaster in a country battling with widespread hunger, high unemployment, water shortages, and an economic crisis, says IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Zimbabwe Energy Workers Union (ZEWU).

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.

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. 

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.

"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.

PROFILE: Angeline Chitambo, Still Fighting On

27 November, 2013There can be no doubt that Angeline Chitambo, President of the Zimbabwe Energy Workers Union (ZEWU) and IndustriALL Global Union Executive Committee member, is a woman of great strength. It has been a tough year for her but she has stood her ground in the face of blatant worker and trade union rights violations by the state owned Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA).

Zimbabwean electricity utility continues to deny workers rights

30 August, 2012ZESA continues in its effort to have the electricity workers abandon their wage increases in exchange for the reinstatement of suspended workers, despite an order from the Minister of Energy for ZESA to uphold the arbitration award granting the increase.