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Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU)

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) was established in 1965 through an Act of Parliament. Until 1993, the ZCTU was the sole umbrella organisation of trade unions in the country.

Currently the ZCTU represents about thirty-six (36) affiliated national unions operating in various sector of the economy. Since its formation, the crucial role of the ZCTU has been that of representing the views and interests of the workers and vulnerable groups of society.