The country’s largest trade union, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has called on its members nationwide to join in a stay way. The job action will start at midnight on Sunday and will be ongoing indefinitely. ZCTU announced the stay away on it’s Twitter page. The statement reads as follows:
After wide consultations, the ZCTU General Council resolved to call for a nationwide STAY AWAY with effect from midnight today following the insensitive and provocative increase of fuel price by the President of Zimbabwe.
Workers have been facing serious hardships as a result of the general astronomical price increases since last year against stagnant salaries. The fuel increase added more misery to the suffering working class of Zimbabwe both in formal and informal sectors.
The action will be embarked on an incremental basis and include other forms of actions that will be advised in due. There is nothing else pushing the workers besides the starvation and hardships afflicting every working-class household. Think about your family and do the right thing.