Zimbabwe: Union holds 8th National Congress, urges members to forge higher unities

Carrying the them ‘‘As ZCATWU, We Can Be Influential Enough to Engineer Change That Promotes Members’ Interests and Rights”, the Zimbabwe Construction and Allied Trades Workers’ Union (ZCATWU) successfully held its 8th national Congress on 21 September in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The union adopted amendments, resolutions, and a new strategic plan for the 2024-2028 period that includes a focus on climate change and occupational health and safety. The union also re-elected Phanuel Makuwaza as its president, Fortune Sithole as the new deputy president, Sibangani Magudu as the national treasurer, and nine other National Executive members. “I urge all members to unite and strengthen the organisation with strategies to increase membership, strengthen our leadership capacity to negotiate better living and working conditions, influence policies at the national, regional and international levels, and forge higher unities at all levels of our union’s structures” Sithole said.  

BWI Assistant Regional Representative for Africa and Middle East Garikanai Shoko, on behalf of BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson and BWI President Abdel Monem Al Gamal, expressed the global union’s strong support for and solidarity to the ZCATWU.