Press Statements

24 May 2018

Finance and Economic Development Deputy Minister Terrence Mukupe’s must be removed from government as he has shown to be unfit for government, reckless, a loose cannon and a danger to Zimbabwe.

4 Apr 2018

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is disgusted by the reports that the Zimbabwe Republic Police today beat-up suspended trade union leaders from the energy sector who were attending a hearing at the company premises.

15 Mar 2018

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 of ordinary Zimbabweans as it has paralyzed operations at state-run hospitals.

13 Mar 2018

I would want to welcome you members of the Press to this Press Conference. As you have been informed, we are here to brief you on the anti-union activities that are taking place at ZESA.

The ZCTU has received with disgust the purported suspension of eight union officials, without salaries and benefits, by the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZETDC), a subsidiary of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), on 6 March 2018 for allegedly being involved in a demonstration.

28 Feb 2018

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is shocked by reports that several National University of Science and Technology (NUST) students sustained some injuries after Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers set dogs upon them on Monday 26 February 2018 as the law enforcement agents suppressed an anti-government protest staged by the university students.

23 Feb 2018

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) condemns the police brutality witnessed yesterday when police shot dead innocent civilians and injured others in Harare CBD.

There are conflicting reports of how many were killed and injured. The shootings which occurred after the police had a misunderstanding with a commuter omnibus crew turned fatal when police opened fire and in the process shot passers, sparking riots by the public demanding justice and accountability from the police.

23 Feb 2018

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) condemns the police brutality witnessed yesterday when police shot dead innocent civilians and injured others in Harare CBD.
There are conflicting reports of how many were killed and injured.
The shootings which occurred after the police had a misunderstanding with a commuter omnibus crew turned fatal when police opened fire and in the process shot passers, sparking riots by the public demanding justice and accountability from the police.

22 Feb 2018

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) condemns in the strongest terms the decision by the Harare City Council to bar commuters from entering the city center and relocating bus terminuses to the periphery of the city.

This highly unpopular and insensitive move was done without consulting stakeholders and has seriously inconvenienced workers and other commuters. More so, workers have to cough extra money to get into the city center.

15 Feb 2018

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has learnt with great sadness on the passing on of former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, President of the opposition MDC-T and former Secretary-General of the ZCTU, Dr. Morgan Richard Tsvangirai on 14 February 2018.

14 Feb 2018

Let me welcome you all members of the Press to this Press Conference. We have called this conference specifically to talk about the situation at Hwange Colliery Company. As you are aware, spouses of Hwange Colliery workers are currently camped at the company premises demanding outstanding salaries of their husbands, and they have been there since Monday 29 February 2018. This is despite the varying adverse weather conditions. It has been hot, cold and wet but they have continued with their struggle.

14 Feb 2018

Please be advised that the ZCTU will hold a Press Conference on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 10:30am at the ZCTU offices, Gorlon House, 7 Jason Moyo Avenue, in Harare. The Press conference will discuss the current demonstrations by spouses of Hwange Colliery Workers. The Press conference will be addressed by the ZCTU President Peter Gift Mutasa.

ZCTU - Zimbabwe National Centre for the Labour Movement

12 Feb 2018

12 February 2018

His Excellency President E.D Mnangagwa
President of the Republic of Zimbabwe

Dear Sir

SUBJECT: DEMONSTRATIONS BY SPOUSES OF HWANGE COLLIERY COMPANY EMPLOYEES

Your Excellency, we refer you to our letter dated 2 February 2018 in which we were asking your good office to intervene in the long drawn battle between Hwange Colliery and spouses of Hwange Colliery workers.

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