Solidarity with Zimbabwe trade unionists

April 3, 2007 at 6:07 pm (Civil liberties, Human rights, Jim D)

As the Zimbabwe Conress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) continues its two-day “stay away”, demanding a minimum wage and other basic workers’ rights,  Mugabe and his Zanu PF thugs have resorted to their usual tactics in an attempt to intimidate the unions and break the strike.

If you’re in London tomorrow (Wednesday 4th April), do your best to join the TUC’s demonstration outside the Zimbabwe Embassy on the Strand between 12 and 2pm. If you can’t make it, show your support by signing up to Labourstart’s online campaign.

For news and background analysis of what’s happening in Zimbabwe, you could do a lot worse than have a look at The Mutumwa Mawere column; I especially liked this masterly example of understatement:  “I do not think that even the most enthusiastic anti-colonial and anti-imperialist advocates would agree in 2007 that the 1st revolution of Zimbabwe has produced a postive outcome that is in line with the expectations of all those Africans who have made the sacrifices to eradicate the artificial man made colonial distortions”.

2 Comments

  1. Zimbabwe and Unions « The Blog and the Bullet said,

    […] by Jack Stephens on April 3rd, 2007 charliethechulo writes in the blog Shiraz Socialist: As the Zimbabwe Conress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) continues its two-day […]

  2. Zimbabwe and Unions « The Mustard Seed said,

    […] and Unions Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 by Jack Stephens charliethechulo writes in the blog Shiraz Socialist: As the Zimbabwe Conress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) continues its two-day […]

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