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The TUC has long-standing relations with the trade union movement in Zimbabwe, and works closely with the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).
The TUC, in close collaboration with the international trade union movement, notably the ICFTU, has campaigned vigorously against Government violations of trade union and human rights in Zimbabwe. We have, through the Global Solidarity Fund, supported the ZCTU in its efforts to protect and promote trade union and human rights.
Find out more about the ZCTU [www.zctu.co.zw]
TUC Aid Appeal 2010-11
TUC Aid is appealing for funds to help trade unionists in Zimbabwe, as well as Burma and Palestine. Unions played a leading part in promoting change in Zimbabwe, but the power-sharing agreement between Robert Mugabe and former union leader Morgan Tsvangirai is not enough and elections are looming in 2011. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) needs our help to promote real democracy, end the violence in the countryside which hurts black farm workers most and secure living wages for all. The TUC has already increased the ZCTU's capacity to influence Ministers and MPs and build the confidence of women trade unionists but employers aren't passing membership dues to the unions. So we can continue to help by providing funds to keep them afloat until their country is truly free. They will continue to bring their own bravery and commitment.