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 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.
The most recent documents available on this subject are:#IWD2012: Union messages from around the world
Women workers around the world are celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March 2012. Here are some of the statements they have issued, many of which will be profiled at the TUC's International Women's Day event on Women and austerity: impact and...PDF version available for download
Solidarity messages for the Save Our NHS - 7 March Rally from 9 health and other public sector unions in Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Korea, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and Zimbabwe, collected by Unison.PDF version available for download
Solidarity messages for the Save Our NHS - 7 March Rally from the national trade union centres of France, USA and Zimbabwe.PDF version available for download
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions held its 7th national congress in Bulawayo in August, and elected a new leadership. Annie Watson reports.PDF version available for download
The TUC is supporting the lunchtime Vigil organised by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) outside the Embassy of Zimbabwe, 429, the Strand, London WC2, from 13.00 to 14.00 on 27 June 2011 to mark the anniversary of the 2008 presidential run-off elect...
The TUC is supporting the lunchtime Vigil organised by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) outside the Embassy of Zimbabwe, 429, the Strand, London WC2, from 13.00 to 14.00 on 18 April 2011 on the occasion of the Independence Day in Zimbabwe. The TUC ...
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