The ruling party in Zimbabwe, ZANU PF, has said that the International Workers Day, the 1st of May, was a reminder of several challenges which workers face.
The party also applauded formal and informal workers’ resilience exhibited even during trying times. In a statement, the party said:
On this day, as the revolutionary party, born out of the struggles of the masses of our people and the hard-working men and women, we celebrate the role that workers have played year in and year out, formally and informally to keep our nation going.
We also on this day, pay gratitude to various workers’ movements that have remained steadfast in working with the Government and the party to advance workers’ rights and social justice.
The day is equally a reminder of the many challenges that still confront working people and the masses of our nation which our Government is fighting to address despite the devastating socio-economic impact of illegal sanctions imposed by the hostile countries that have a history of oppressing workers and the poor.
Public workers have often clashed with the employer, the government, over measly salaries they are getting amid soaring inflation.
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