Zimbabwe’s union movement remains strong, despite the government’s reign of terror and oppression, Wellington Chibebe, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), told a crowd of about 100 last evening in a forum at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C.
“We are relatively strong, given the current situation both economically and politically. We are in the trenches and going strong,” Chibebe said.
Zimbabwe is “a nation in crisis,” says AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy, who chairs the AFL-CIO Executive Council’s international affairs committee. Lucy, who introduced Chibebe at the open forum, says the crisis in Zimbabwe:
affects every aspect of life, and it is all caused by the incredible desire of a government to hang on to power no matter what.