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Communiqué of the affiliate unions leadership workshop
Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU)
June 29, 2007

We, the affiliate union leadership of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), meeting at the Quality International Hotel in Harare on 28 and 29 June 2007 to, among other things, discuss the Kadoma Declaration and;

  • The general economic outlook in Zimbabwe and its effects on the general workforce;
  • Having explored the nature and extent of the national crisis facing the economy;
  • Shared experiences on socio-economic development in the context of the ongoing crisis;
  • Having discussed and analysed labour obligations under the Kadoma Declaration, and

Observing that;

  • Other parties to the Tripartite Negotiating Forum have signed the Kadoma Declaration,
  • Only the Prices and Incomes Stabilization Protocol has been signed by the ZCTU,

Further observing that;

  • The ZCTU has not signed the Kadoma Declaration,
  • There is no clear implementation mechanism of the Kadoma Declaration,
  • There is mismatch between policy and practical actions,
  • There is little commitment of social partners to the Kadoma Declaration spirit, for example, irresponsible utterances,

We therefore hereby recommend that:

  • The General Council endorse signing of the Kadoma Declaration,
  • A clearly spelt out Implementation process be developed with key roles played by those who are part to the TNF,
  • All parties adhere to the fundamental principles and be committed to the obligations outlined in the Kadoma Declaration.

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