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Union forced out of May Day celebrations in Zimbabwe

3 May, 2024Five trade unionists from the Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Minerals Workers Union (ZDAMWU) were threatened and chased away at gun point by more than 20 thugs, while they were setting up for the Workers Day celebrations at a stadium at Bikita Minerals on 1 May. 

"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.

Join the online campaign for suspended Zimbabwe trade unionists

23 August, 2012Join the IndustriALL-Labourstart campaign now and send your protest message to the Chief Executive of Zimbabwe’s state owned energy utility, ZESA, as hearings are held for 135 workers suspended for threatening to strike.

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.

SPECIAL REPORT: Campaigning for safer working conditions in Zimbabwe’s artisanal and small-scale mining

6 May, 2021Campaigns by trade unions, civil society organizations and mine affected communities for the formalization of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) are meant to end the deadly working conditions of the miners in Zimbabwe. In addition, formalization will introduce decent working conditions.

Young trade unionist’s deportation ordeal in Zimbabwe

2 June, 2022Mamisa’s expectation when leaving home in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, was to engage other young workers from Kenya, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe on Just Transition, but was instead subjected to a heart-breaking ordeal with Zimbabwe’s anti-union immigration. Two other young workers from Uganda were also denied entry under similar circumstances.

Zimbabwean unions campaign against Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy

2 September, 2021Seven IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Zimbabwe are embarking on a campaign to encourage workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19 amid hesitancy caused by anti-vaccination messages on social media and other platforms.

Zimbabwean union confronts Afrochine Smelting over workers’ rights violations

23 September, 2021The National Union of Metal and Allied Industries of Zimbabwe (NUMAIZ), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, is protesting workers’ rights violations at Chinese-owned Afrochine Smelting that include unfair termination of contracts for 33 workers, non-payment of wages, and the beating up of workers by supervisors.