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  • Zimbabwe’s ailing economy fuelling child labour

    By Mark | January 9, 2014

    Source: IRIN

    The company closures, downsizings and retrenchments that have led to the demise of Zimbabwe’s Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe elections: preliminary reports

    By Mark | August 3, 2013

    On 31 July 2013 Zimbabwe held presidential, parliamentary and local authority elections. The following statements have been released on the conduct of the elections by election observers, civil society organsiations and international bodies. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe suspends state workers’ strike

    By admin | January 24, 2012

    Mail & Guardian Online, 24 January 2012

    Zimbabwe union leaders on Tuesday suspended a strike that shuttered the nation’s schools as civil servants demanded a doubling of basic wages, on the eve of talks with the government, a spokesperson said. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Solidarity message: Stop the violence in Zimbabwe now!

    By Mark | June 27, 2011

    Message from the Civil Service Employees Association of Zimbabwe (CSEA) to ACTSA’s Stop the violence vigil on 27 June. CSEA works closely with Unison, the public service union. Read the rest of this entry »

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    ZCTU describes the late former President Frederick Chiluba as a gallant leader

    By Sarah | June 20, 2011

    iZambia, 19 June 2011

    The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has described the late former President Frederick Chiluba as a heroic leader, workers’ right activists and a champion of democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe civil servants exposed by World Bank report

    By Mark | May 13, 2011

    BBC Online

    Almost half of Zimbabwe’s civil servants are either not qualified or are not working, according to a leaked World Bank report obtained by the BBC.

    Trade unions estimate that $15m ($9m) of state money is being lost each month paying such workers. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Civil society statement on the harassment and persecution of human rights defenders

    By Sarah | April 7, 2011

    Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, 6 April 2011

    The continued harassment of Mr. Abel Chikomo, the Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) by unnamed state agents – using police officers from Harare Central’s Law and Order Section as a front – is as deplorable as it is unjustifiable. The attack on Chikomo and the Forum is not just an attack on one individual and/or one organization but an attack on all civil society organisations (CSOs) in Zimbabwe. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe: International Women’s Day commemoration should be supported not disrupted, says ACTSA

    By Mark | March 9, 2011

    ACTSA Press Release, 8 March, 2011

    The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has been trying to hold peaceful commemoration of International Women’s Day. They have the necessary permissions to hold events. Despite this the police have disrupted rallies and gatherings across the country in an attempt to stop them going ahead. 16 women were arrested in Bulawayo but have since been released. Read the rest of this entry »

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    ZCTU demands stop to politically sponsored violence

    By Mark | February 9, 2011

    Wellington Chibebe, Secretary General, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, 8 February

    The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions is disturbed by the wave of violence that swept the streets of Harare yesterday and resulted in some self-employed traders losing goods worth thousands of dollars. Read the rest of this entry »

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    UK government policy on Zimbabwe now incoherent and inconsistent

    By admin | October 15, 2010

    ACTSA press release, 15 October

    The announcement on 14 October that the UK government plans to resume the enforced return of Zimbabweans makes UK policy on Zimbabwe inconsistent and incoherent, and could add weight to calls for the European Union to lift targeted measures against the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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