International Day of Action – Zimbabwe

Jan 31, 2019

Take action for Zimbabwe this Friday!

Zimbabwe and its trade unions are in crisis. In coordination with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and trade unions around the world, we are joining the International Day of Action for trade unionists and activists in Zimbabwe on Friday 1 February 2019.

Can you help?

The International Day of Action for Zimbabwe follows the violent repression faced by workers and trade unionists – including members and leaders of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU). Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA has worked with ZCTU for nearly two decades on democracy and worker’s rights. Japhet Moyo and Peter Mutasa – Secretary-General and President of ZCTU – have both been arrested.

1. Write a letter to President Mnangagwa

We are calling on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to restore peace and guarantee the safety of all protesters. We are also demanding the immediate and unconditional release of those arrested including Japhet Moyo and Peter Mutasa.

Here is a letter you can use as a template. DOWNLOAD LETTER.

2. Write a letter to Foreign Minister Marise Payne

We are asking the Australian government to join the call for an independent judicial inquiry into the excessive violence against protesters, trade union leaders and civil society organisations. We also ask the Australian government to call on the government of Zimbabwe to engage in good faith negotiations with the ZCTU leadership to agree on a peaceful and constructive way out of the current economic crisis with full respect for human and workers’ rights.

Here is a letter you can use as a template. DOWNLOAD LETTER.

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