2 120 workers retrenched in first half of 2017: ZCTU

The  Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has revealed that 2 120 workers lost their jobs in the first six months of 2017 compared to only 1 825 during the same period last year, representing a 16% increase.

Addressing guests at the launch of the book Towards a Democratic Developmental States in Southern Africa, published by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa and Labour and Economic Research Institute of Zimbabwe, ZCTU president Peter Mutasa told journalists that 4 610 companies had closed between 2011 and 2014, resulting in 55 443 workers losing their jobs.

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Zimbabwe Congress of Trade UnionsPeter Mutasa

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions is the country's biggest worker representative with most of its members in different sectors of industry in Zimbabwe. It has special interests in labour activism and this has resulted in it being linked to opposition political parties particularly the... Read More About Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions

Peter Mutasa is a Zimbabwean trade unionist and the current president of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU). He is also the General Secretary of Zimbabwe Banks and Allied Workers Union Mutasa gained mainstream prominence in Zimbabwe after called for a nationwide stayaway from... Read More About Peter Mutasa

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2 120 workers retrenched in first half of 2017: ZCTU