ZCTU write to Mugabe

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ZCTU secretary-general Japhet Moyo

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has petitioned President Robert Mugabe to stop signing the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Bill into law, arguing that Parliament passed the Bill without considering objections raised by the union.

BY PAIDAMOYO MUZULU

ZCTU secretary-general Japhet Moyo
ZCTU secretary-general Japhet Moyo

ZCTU secretary-general Japhet Moyo said the labour body was also planning a series of demonstrations across the country on Saturday to protest the passing of the law. Among other things, the Bill seeks to exempt companies operating in the economic zones from being bound by the country’s labour laws.

“The ZCTU has since appealed to President Mugabe to reject the Bill and refer it back to Parliament for further consultations. There is nothing special about the SEZ, as we have seen with the failed Export Processing Zones,” Moyo said.

The unionist said the SEZ Bill is similar to introducing legalised slave labour. “We were shocked that parliament passed the notorious SEZ Bill without any amendments despite stakeholders, who felt that in its current form, it is tantamount to introducing slave labour as employees will be at the mercy of employers.”

The union added that the Bill, in its current form, was against the international labour practices.

“ZCTU sees SEZ as a serious affront to workers’ rights and it has been a subject matter that was discussed at the just ended International Labour Organisation (ILO) 105th session,” Moyo said.

The proposed legislation comes as the government has been working on labour flexibility to appease capital. Labour flexibility policy will make it easier for employers to hire and fire workers without compensation.

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  1. We are copying our friends from the east, the Chinese. Have you not seen that anyone who works for a local Chinese pwned company is a slave? The government is probably introducing this law to protect the Chinese, who are notorious for human rights abuses through ill-treating workers.

  2. I am strongly persuaded by the stance of ZCTU to have the SEZ bill sent back to parliament for reconsideration of the impact these SEZs will have on the economic and social well-being of the hapless employees who will find themselves in these ‘closed’ economic prisons.The whole idea behind SEZs is to stimulate economic growth for national well-being in terms of better living standards for all citizens but this must start with the well-being of the producers – the employees. Economic growth without equity is a recipe for disaster economically, socially and politically hence the institution of the Labour Act to balance the interests of the economic actors. Investors in these SEZs are no economic saints. They are guided by the ideologies of market forces, maximization of shareholder value and employee self reliance (sink or swim) (McKinley et al,1988), Steyn (2007). Add to this the religion of the bottom line where no employee (including the CEO) is good enough and the huge power differential between the main actors then all the ingredients for economic slavery would be in place. Economic imperialism through the back door is a total negation of the ethos and values of the liberation struggle. By the way, will the 51% indigenous equity rule still apply? Either way we would have institutionalized slavery in our midst and it would take another 100 years for the British and their American cousins’ philanthropists to abolish it on our behalf. Wasn’t it once said a good imperialist is a dead one? Well, we may not wish them dead because we love their money, but let us welcome them to our economic dinner table of sadza and maguru. If they don’t like our maguru (Labour Act), well, you know, we can’t force them. They can take their dirty money elsewhere. We fought the liberation struggle for the dignity of our people.Period!

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