ZCTU Urges President Mnangagwa To Engage Business & Workers Or Risk Chaos

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to urgently engage business and labour for a Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF) meeting to address economic challenges being faced by the nation.

Your Excellency, the situation on the ground is volatile and the nation is on the edge. Your intervention in this matter is urgently sought.

Your Excellency, the rising inflation and prices has had a devastating impact on ordinary citizens incomes for those lucky enough to be in work or to have a pension, (which has been) miserably eroded, condemning many into abject poverty.

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Their predicament is worsened by the fact that most people do not have access to foreign exchange, while service providers are demanding payment in hard currency. All of this leaves most people unable to pay for critical services, be it education, housing, healthcare or transport.

The largest labour federation in the country warned that the situation might go out of hand and demonstrations would be inevitable if the president fails to call for a national TNF.

ZCTU general council resolved to engage the government before taking it to the streets over the crises. This seems like a precautionary measure considering that its January stay away which degenerated into chaos resulted in several civilians losing their lives as soldiers shot at them.


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ZCTU Urges President Mnangagwa To Engage Business & Workers Or Risk Chaos