ZCTU has come out to say they are talking to other unions to organise a massive strike so that the government through state security agencies will not victimise striking workers, the Daily News reports. ZCTU said a strike needs collective effort to be successful.
This was revealed by the ZCTU president Peter Mutasa who spoke to the publication and said:
The workers know the system is brutal so if one sector, if teachers or doctors embark on a strike they will be easily targeted by the State security.
What we are doing now is that we are going to call for a general strike, we are currently consulting general workers and different unions even those who are not members of the ZCTU. The general strike is the only way to go because they will not be able to victimise all workers.
This year, workers across sectors are going to down tools. Workers are going to engage in various sustained peaceful protests. Only fools will begrudge workers for resisting slavery and economic dictatorship.
Meanwhile, the government offered civil servants 140% salary increment which they also rejected, the government in the month of January 2020 has offered civil servants 2 salary increments and have paid them a cushioning allowance.
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