Press Statements

1 May 2021

ZCTU PRESIDENT PETER MUTASA MAY DAY MESSAGE TO THE WORKERS OF ZIMBABWE, 1 MAY 2021

 

THEME: ‘ZCTU @40 FIGHTING FOR POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ZIMBABWE

 

Fellow workers and citizens at large, I address you today on this significant occasion (Workers Day) when workers worldwide celebrate the value of labour.

 

13 Sep 2020

RE: ZCTU REMEMBERS 13 SEPTEMBER 2006 STATE BRUTALITY AGAINST TRADE UNIONISTS
Today 13 September 2020, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) commemorates the 14th anniversary of the event that happened on 13 September 2006 were 147 of our members were tortured for participating in a protest demanding better lives. The ZCTU leadership was brutally beaten and they were left for dead. Some have lived with the scars and some have since died.

3 Sep 2020

03 September 2020
For immediate Release
PRESS RELEASE
SUBJECT: MINISTER PAUL MAVIMA OFFSIDE ON ZCTU MONDAY DEMONSTRATIONS
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has noted the offside comments in the media attributed to the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Paul Mavima, were he urged workers to shun demonstrations called by the ZCTU claiming that the protests have nothing to do with improving the welfare of employees and were instead only meant to prop-up the political agenda of opposition parties.

17 Aug 2020

17 August 2020
PRESS RELEASE
SUBJECT: ZCTU STAND BY THE ZIMBABWE CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE PASTORAL LETTER
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is fully behind a pastoral letter by the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops (ZCBC) Conference of 14 August 2020 and calls upon the Government of Zimbabwe to stop its ill advised attacks on the men of God for chiding government on human rights abuses.

11 Aug 2020

ZCTU MESSAGE TO MARK HEROES AND DEFENCE FORCES DAY:10 AND 11 AUGUST 2020
Once again, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) joins the rest of Zimbabweans in commemorating the national Heroes and Defence Forces Day. Heroes Day is a day to remember both our fallen and living heroes and heroines who extricated this country from minority colonial rule. The Defence Forces Day is a day we pay tribute to the gallant armed forces of Zimbabwe for their role in protecting Zimbabwe from foreign aggression.

7 Aug 2020

Re: Rising workplace COVID 19 infections worrisome

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is deepily worried by the rising numbers of workers who are being infected by the Corona Virus at the workplace.

28 Jul 2020

28 July 2020

PRESS RELEASE

RE: Chinamasa must withdraw his statements against ZCTU

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) notes with concern utterances and labelling of the ZCTU by the Zanu PF Acting Secretary for Information and Publicity Patrick Chinamasa as 'a terrorist organisation' as misplaced bordering on over zealousness and dangerous.

The utterances reminds us of the past when progressive forces were labeled 'communist ' in order for the government then to attack them and this is what we are witnessing at the moment.

21 Jul 2020

21 July 2020

PRESS RELEASE

RE: The ZCTU condemns the arrest and harassment of Journalists and politicans

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union(ZCTU) condemns in strongest terms moves by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on Monday to arrest an opposition leader and journalist in a crackdown ahead of planned anti-government protests on July 31.

14 Jul 2020

14 July 2020

PRESS RELEASE

RE: Threat to the life of the ZCTU President

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has received with disgust report a of unknown people who visited the ZCTU President Peter Mutasa's residence during the night of 12 July 2020 and tried to force the family into their car possibly trying to abduct them. They also went to the car park and using a sharp object deflated all the tyres from the ZCTU President's car.

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