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The new labour law is stirring things up. Employers start to lash out now that more and more workers are claiming their new acquired rights. CWAO has been in the front row to inform and mobilise workers to claim what’s rightfully theirs. We’re new facing possible legal charges because of this but we refuse to be intimidated. We stand strong and united.

The mutual societies came into existence in the first half of the 19th century, in urban environments, where growing industrialization and impoverishment went hand in hand. Poverty was very widespread in that period and the proletariat was continuously growing. People were migrating to the cities to find work, which also let to the fact that their traditional support system (i.e. the family and community) was no longer available to them. As a result they had to find new forms of building solidarity in a new environment, which led to the emergence of mutual societies or factory funds.

Last Tarabuku, Information Officer for ZCTU and Editor for the Worker Newspaper, wrote an article on labour market flexibility and social protection in Zimbabwe for the reputed Belgian magazine SAMPOL. Here you can find the finished article, on page 41 to 45. The original English article can be found in this section as well.

Last Tarabuku, Information Officer for ZCTU and Editor for the Worker Newspaper, wrote an article on labour market flexibility and social protection in Zimbabwe for the reputed Belgian magazine SAMPOL. Here you can find the original English article. The Dutch translation as published in the magazine can be found in this section as well.

During the last mission to Cape Town Lien and Naomi, FOS officers, participated in a workshop of Women on Farms on alcohol abuse with farm workers and their communities. We wrote a report for the FOS media on this experience. You can find the article on the FOS website: click here.

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