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ZINWA Works Council Update

Trade Union Congress of Zimbabwe (TUCZ) May Day 2017 commemorations in Chinhoyi

Further to our previous correspondences on the above, please be accordingly updated as follows, the Works Council met on 19 December 2017 and deliberated on the Medical Aid Scheme. The Workers Committee requested time to go and examine the draft Policy circulated by Management. It was resolved that the Committee ...

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Congratulatory Letter to Minister of Energy

1 December 2017 The Minister of Energy and Power Development John Boyne Building Innez Terrace/Speke Avenue HARARE Dear Honorable Minister S.K. Moyo. RE: CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE ON YOUR APPOINTMENT AS MINISTER OF ENERGY AND POWER DEVELOPMENT The above matter refers. We, as the Zimbabwe Energy Workers’ Union (ZEWU), a trade union ...

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ZEWU lettert to H.E. Comrade. E.D. Mnangagwa

HE ED Mnangagwa

30 November 2017 His Excellency President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Munhumutapa Offices HARARE Attention H.E. Comrade. E.D. Mnangagwa RE: STATE OF AFFAIRS AT THE ZIMBABWE ELECTRITY SUPPLY AUTHORITY (ZESA) GROUP OF COMPANIES AND THE WORKERS’ CONCERNS. The above matter refers. We write as a trade union organization representing over ...

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Violence against women at work – a trade union issue

No to violence against women

IndustriALL Global Union has launched a new video to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. Violence against women at work is a core trade union issue affecting workers’ rights, safety, health and dignity. Gender-based violence is also one of the main obstacles ...

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IndustriALL’s Women’s Committee calls on unions to take pledge to combat violence against women in the workplace

Say NO to violence

Violence against women in the workplace was a key topic when the IndustriALL Women Committee met in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 7 November. The Committee reinforced its support for a campaign to fight against violence and harassment against women in the workplace. Violence against women in the workplace is real, ...

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IndustriALL affiliates protest against precarious work in Sri Lanka

Demostrations in Sri Lanca

Trade union leaders from near 50 countries joined IndustriALL affiliates in Sri Lanka on 8 November to demonstrate against precarious work, showing the full force of the global union movement. More than a hundred representatives of IndustriALL affiliates, together with workers from Sri Lankan trade unions, took to the streets ...

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IndustriALL signs Global Framework Agreement with Safran

Today, IndustriALL, together with affiliates from French union federations CFE-CGC, CFDT, CGT and CGT-FO,  signed a global framework agreement with aerospace company Safran on working conditions, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. The agreement has the following objectives: Provide a formal framework for Safran’s CSR policy, most notably in compliance ...

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Canadian Steelworkers enter ninth month of strike at Glencore refinery

371 members of the United Steelworkers – Syndicat des Métallos are entering their ninth month of strike action at the Glencore-managed CEZinc refinery in Quebec, Canada. The dispute started on 12 February, when workers rejected the company’s plan to cut costs and increase productivity by raiding the pension plan. Despite ...

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Seven on hunger strike for living wage

Striking for a living in Mauritius

Two union leaders and five cleaners are on hunger strike against poverty pay at Mauritian schools. Low wages of US $43 per month and casual employment through contractors for 333 women cleaners at Mauritian government-run primary and secondary schools prompted the Confédération des Travailleurs du Secteur Publique et Privé (CTSP) ...

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Zimbabwe: Unions organizing against all odds

To be effective in the fight for workers’ rights, Zimbabwean workers must join trade unions, emphasized the IndustriALL Global Union women’s committee meeting in Harare on 13 October. It is through organizing more workers that unions can build the power to confront employers on workers’ rights violations including the late ...

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