Pressure mounts for Zim govt to respect workers' rights

International pressure is mounting for the Zimbabwe government to respect labour rights following condemnation by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). ITUC launched a global solidarity campaign in support of the ZCTU on the 4 of February demanding that government stop harassment of trade unions, withdraw criminal charges, amend draconian laws.

Insurance, pensions bills on the way

The insurance and pensions bills are expected toe out by June as the government moves to implement recommendations of the Justice Smith Commission of Inquiry into the Conversion of Insurance and Pensions values from Zimbabwe dollar to United States (US) dollar.

As we went to press, there was a stalemate on the issue of a minimum wage at the Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF). The main culprits are employers that are refusing to give a minimum wage to workers.

IFJ condemns harassment of journalist by MDC-A

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the attacks on perpetrated by the Movement for Democratic Change following attacks on Robert Tapfumaneyi, a journalist working for Sly Media, who was assaulted by the party's security personnel on, 21 January while covering the party's event in the capital Harare.

Japhet Moyo wins prestigious award

ZCTU Secretary General Japhet Moyo  has  won  the prestigious 2020 SOLIDAR Silver Rose Jury Award for fighting for social justice, human and trade union rights in Zimbabwe.

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.

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