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Zimbabwe: Building Trade Union Power to Create Democratic Space in the Post-Election Period

duration: 1 year 7 months (From 1 December 2019 to 30 June 2021)
budget: not communicated

Objective 1: To strengthen the Zimbabwe labor movement’s leadership role in educating workers on their rights.

Objective 2: To increase the ZCTU’s capacity to build worker power with the protection and collective organization of the union.

Objective 3: To strengthen the capacity of worker movements to hold elected government officials accountable for the welfare of workers and the general public.

To assist the Zimbabwe labor movement to expand its international network of labor allies to press its government to uphold human and labor rights and to allow the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) to freely occupy space as the legitimate worker representative, the Center will strengthen the federation to open space for all unions to promote democratic governance without fear of intervention and reprisal. The Center will support the ZCTU’s engagement with the regional labor community and increase its visibility at the grassroots level.