Zimbabwe
Striking doctors protest against abduction of union president

Peter Mogombeyi, President of ZHDA which is leading the ongoing strike, was kidnapped on Saturday night by three people suspected to be state security agents

ATW 50 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 50

In this episode, we look at the attack on left activists by right-wing students’ group in Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, the doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe and the “Stop Arming Israel” protest in the United Kingdom.

Doctors in Zimbabwe’s public hospitals go on an indefinite strike

In less than a year since the introduction of the RTGS currency, the value of salaries of civil servants in Zimbabwe has dropped to less than 10% of what they were in USD

zimbabwe-ztcu-protests Trade union leaders’ remand extended by courts in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions president Peter Mutasa and secretary-general Japhet Moyo continue to face death threats while being out on bail under police remand.

Left forces in Zimbabwe are wary of centrist opposition

The centrist opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has called for mass protests against the Mnangagwa government but leftist forces warn that they support the same neoliberal policies as the ruling party

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 40

Peoples Dispatch takes a look at the protests in Colombia in response to recent murders of activists, a teachers’ strike in Zimbabwe, and a mass resignation of textile workers in southern India.

Zimbabwean teachers begin strike demanding restoration of salary value

Despite repeated police harassment and physical attacks on the union’s president, members of ARTUZ will carry their struggle forward

Unions in Zimbabwe threaten mass action in the face of a deepening economic crisis

Since the introduction of salary payments in a quasi-currency pegged to USD in October last year, wages of the lowest paid civil servants have fallen from the equivalent of USD 475 to USD 47.

Zimbabwe on the brink: no option left but to revolt, union leader says

As the rumours of a military coup persists, government attempts to confine soldiers to barracks which are rumoured to have run out of food.

Zimbabwean trade union demands President take action to address economic crisis

General Secretary of UFAWUZ, Ady Mutero, explains the nature of the severe economic crisis in Zimbabwe

“Wage hike in Zimbabwe will not translate into an increase in purchasing power”

Ngqabutho Mabhena, general secretary of Zimbabwe Communist Party, says the government is seeking to resolve the economic crisis by reducing the workers’ real wages as well as the budgetary allocation, and using the costs thus extracted to service foreign debts

Handing over mineral resources to foreign firms is treason: Zimbabwe Communist Party

The ZANU(PF)-led government of Zimbabwe recently announced that the indigenization rule, which prohibits foreign mining companies from owning 50% or more of the shares,would be scrapped to allow 100% private ownership of platinum mines. The decision was soon extended to diamond mines too

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