The biggest labour movement in the country Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions ZCTU has promised its members that they will announce general strike dates next week. Using their official Twitter handle they wrote
GENERAL STRIKE IS COMING
DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK
Workers are not going to starve to death, or continue to die in hospitals or homes without medical care in silence
Workers are not going to continue to work for transport fares only, or to lose their pension savings pic.twitter.com/KeVIRw9t71
— ZCTU – Zimbabwe (@ZctuZimbabwe) June 29, 2019
In their Tweet, they also included 2 photos from KFC which is charging $50+ for a burger and NaPaz which has pegged initial consultation at $1800. There has been widespread panic and scepticism since Monday the 24th of June when the Government decided to end the multi-currency system in favour of a mono-currency the RTGS dollar.
The last time ZCTU called for a strike in January, 12 people were killed and the ZCTU leader was arrested and charged with treason. Tajamuka has also called for a strike starting Monday 1 July 2019.