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Police out in force ahead of planned labour demonstrations in Zimbabwe

Police detained several trade union leaders and were out in force Tuesday ahead of planned demonstrations to protest worsening living conditions in Zimbabwe, union officials said. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trades Unions, representing 30 worker organizations with one million members, said it wanted to “remind government and employers that workers are hungry, angry and tired.” “Life for the worker has never been poorer,” it said in a statement, highlighting the current 359 per cent inflation, mass unemployment and the HIV/ AIDS epidemic that has affected a reported 21 per cent of the population. Full Story

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