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Communiqué of the Special General Council of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions
Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU)
July 28, 2007

We, the General Council members of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), meeting at the Quality International Hotel in Harare on July 28 2007 to, among other things, discuss the proposed National Action of August 2007 as resolved by the General Council meeting of 24 February 2007 and having;

Discussed and analysed the economic outlook in Zimbabwe and its effects on the general workforce;

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; and
Considered inputs from ZCTU structures and affiliate unions on proposed National Action,

Observing that;

  • The ZCTU signed the Prices and Incomes Stabilization Protocol on June 1 2007,
  • That Industry at National Employment Council level has not ensured that wages are indexed to the Poverty Datum Line;
  • The Government has not addressed the contents of the September 13 2006 ZCTU petition that led to the mass protests countrywide;

We therefore hereby resolve that:

  • Mobilization of ZCTU structures and members for national action continue,
  • Effective consultations with other stakeholders on the National Action take place,
  • Notwithstanding, National Action is still on the agenda and the dates will be announced in due course.

Lovemore Matombo

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