ZCTU May Day Celebrations Turned Into Clean-up Day Due To Low Turnout

This year’s May Day celebrations turned out to be a damp squib across the country as people did not turn up at the venues.

The situation was even more pronounced in Hwange and Victoria Falls where the crowds were very small.

In Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) officials ended up leading a clean-up campaign where they picked up litter at the Victoria Falls bus rank.

ZCTU Hwange district chairman, Jethro Tshabalala, said that the low turnout is a testament to low morale among workers. He said:

We are now looking at next year, as we acknowledge factors that came into play such as bitterness among people which has resulted in them taking this day as a waste of time.

Some even feel the union is not helping in any way. What we need as a country is job creation because even membership and contributions have gone down.

ZCTU western region chair Ambrose Sibindi called upon the government to review its tax regime as citizens are bowed down by heavy taxation.

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