Preparations of the 8th National Congress set to be held at the Rainbow Hotel in Victoria Falls from the 20th to 23rd of January 2016 have reached final stages, the Connector can confirm.
The congress will run under the theme,
“Workers’ rights are basic human rights, let us reposition ourselves in defence of our job security.”
The Zimbabwe Energy Workers Union (ZEWU) last had its congress in 2009 and failed to hold another in 2012 due to financial constraints however this year, despite the persisting financial challenges in a crippled economy, the congress is on.
The posts up for contest includes second vice president and second trustee.
The tourist resort town of Victoria Falls will see the convergence of stalwarts in the labour movement from Zimbabwe, the region and abroad. Labour organisations such as IndustriAll Global Union, Building and Wood Worker’s International (BWI), National Union of Mineworkers, Botswana Mine Workers Union, MPAWUZ, CWUZ, and Zimbabwe Labour Centre will be among the attendees.
Veteran trade unionists expected to attend include Cde Raymond Majongwe, Mr RS Ndemera, Mrs Maposa Regina, Mr Z Hwinya and Mr Joseph Ndebele.
The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare is also expected to attend this event.