ZCTU NATIONAL PROTEST
OPERATION TATAMBURA – USADHERERE MUSHANDI !!
OPERATION SESIHLUPHEKILE – UNGADELELI ISISEBENZI !!
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) will be organizing processions country-wide on Wednesday 13 September 2006 from 12.00 PM to 2.00 PM to show government and employers that workers have gone this far with their suffering and cannot go any further. 80% of Zimbabweans are living in poverty because workers “take home” salaries cannot even take them home. Now is the time to SAY NO!
The ZCTU demands the following;
* Minimum Wages and Salaries linked to the Poverty Datum Line (PDL) (currently $96,000) Reduction of Income Tax to a 30 % maximum. Workers earning below the PDL (96 000 as at end of Aug 2006) should not be taxed.
* Availability and Free Access to Anti Ritro Virals (ARVs)
* Government to address economic meltdown and allow democratic space to civic society
* A stop to harassment of Informal Economy Workers by local authority police and the ZRP
The ZCTU leadership will lead processions in the following centres
HARARE, BULAWAYO, GWERU, MUTARE, CHINHOYI, MASVINGO, Chitungwiza, Bindura, Marondera,Norton, Redcliff, Zvishavane, Shurugwi, Mvuma, Mvuma, Chivhu, Gokwe, Kwekwe, Hwange, Plumtree,Victoria Falls, Gwanda, Chimanimani, Chipinge, Nyanga, Rusape, Chiredzi, Gutu,Beitbridge,Triangle, Mashava, Kadoma, Kariba, Karoi and Chegutu
(All from 12:00 pm - 2:00pm Wednesday 13 September 2006)
In Harare the Procession will leave from the Construction House to deliver a petition to the Minister of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare, the Minister of Finance and to EMCOZ while in other centres the petitions will be delivered to the offices of the Chief Labour Relations Officer who in turn has to forward them to the Ministry of Finance.
BREAKING THE CHAINS OF EXPLOITATION AND OPPRESSION
Shinga Mushandi Shinga !! Qina Msebenzi Qina
For more information on the action please contact the ZCTU Information and Organising Departments on (04) 794742 / 794702 / 793093 E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of local ZCTU offices:
Bulawayo (09) 882093 / 61737 – 129 George Silundika Ave
Chinhoyi (067) 24246 – 9 North Drive
Gweru (054) 223312 – 3rd Floor, CABS Building, Robert Mugabe Way
Kadoma (068) 27895 / 23365 – 40 Union Ave
Kwekwe (055) 24448 – 52 Third Street
Masvingo (039) 265857 – 12 Guni House, Herbert Chitepo Street
Mutare (020) 60083 – 115 Herbert Chitepo Street
Proud to be ZCTU