Soft Drink Manufacturing Workers Union (SDMWU) was disaffiliated from Food Federation and Allied Workers Union of Zimbabwe (FFAWUZ) following non-payment of affiliation fees since 2015. FFAWUZ is the Federation of Food Unions in Zimbabwe and each affiliate according to the Constitution pays 60% of its income to FFAWUZ as its monthly affiliation fees.
DISUNITY continues to haunt the country’s social dialogue platform, Tripartite Negotiation Forum (TNF) after representatives from labour, government and business abandoned a recent meeting over failure to agree on priority issues.
ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president recently told finance minister, Mthuli Ncube in his face that the recently announced 2020 national budget is anti-worker and will exacerbate poverty among the country’s workforce.
ZIMBABWE Federation of Trade Unions (ZFTU) president, Kenias Shamhuyarira indicated to be in a major paradigm shift of supporting government recently when he delivered a speech in support of Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) while castigating President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s anti worker policies.
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 and unnecessary death of ordinary Zimbabweans as the strike has paralyzed operations at state-run hospitals.
The ZCTU has held a Women’s Rights Symposium to sensitise working women on their rights, analyse current challenges and assess the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on marginalised social groups.
The labour movement in Zimbabwe was robbed of an illustrious trade unionist Lovemore Motombo who died on the 27th of January 2020 in Harare. Matombo served in various capacities in the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions where he served as Vice President in the mid 1980's and at the helm as president from 2001–2011.
The broke Zimbabwe government is eyeing workers' funds stashed in private pension schemes and the National Social Security Authority to service its foreign debts as it seeks to beat the April 2016 deadline it set for promised to international financial institutions.