Zimbabwe
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

At least 1,000 Zimbabweans arrested during January protests are still behind bars

As many as 995 protesters have been denied bail and continue to languish in prison. Recent reports have revealed the extent of cruelty by security forces on the people of the country, as well as the targeting of leaders of trade unions and social movements

US extends sanctions against Zimbabwe citing “extraordinary threat”

US president Donald Trump extended the sanctions for one more year despite a number of world leaders calling for their withdrawal to alleviate the misery of recession-hit Zimbabwe. The sanctions have been in place since the first term of George W. Bush

Post repression of protests, uncertainty looms over Zimbabwe

In the aftermath of the crackdown on protests against Emmerson Mnangagwa’s austerity policies, the government faces a crisis of legitimacy even as rumors spread of the army’s role in governance increasing

Zimbabwe’s civil servants too may launch strike seeking wage hike

The over 300,000 civil servants are also demanding that they be paid in US dollars rather than in the bonds introduced by the Zimbabwe government. Teachers and doctors had gone on strike earlier

For second day in a row, Zimbabwean security forces unleash terror on protesters

The attacks on Bulawayo on Tuesday came a day after police killed 5 protesters and injured 26 in Harare. Protests broke out on Monday following a massive fuel hike imposed by the government

Around the world in 8 minutes: Episode 02

This episode takes you to New Delhi, India where millions of defiant workers went on a two-day general strike against the policies of the far-right Narendra Modi government.

After doctors, teachers launch nationwide strike in Zimbabwe

Their main demands include a rise in salary from $500 to $3000 and payment in US dollars rather than in bonds. Teachers and doctors in Zimbabwe receive among the lowest pay in the world for their professions

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