ZCTU: We have not called for a stay away this week.
Some messages claimed that the organisation had called for a weeklong stay away starting Monday 27, May 2019. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has said that social media messages suggesting the organisation has called for a mass stay away are lies.
Said the ZCTU through on its Twitter page:
The ZCTU wishes to dispel rumours going around that it has called for a stay away tomorrow, Monday 27 May 2019. The ZCTU has not called for a stay away in it’s own name or as a coalition with any groupings.
While, the ZCTU General Council acknowledged that workers are facing serious hardships it decided that: ( i )We will first urge the Government to convene an urgent TNF meeting focusing on finding a quick mutual solution to the economic crisis.
The GC further decided that : ( ii ) We immediately start wide consultations aimed at find out what workers consider as the appropriate nature & timing of a General Strike should the Government refuse or neglects to deal with the crisis collectively with social partners.
We therefore advise workers to take note of our position and to participate in the consultative meetings ( labour forums) through out the country. Kindly follow our official communication for when we call for action, it is announced by our office bearers only.
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