From the TUC

Act now – solidarity with Zimbabwe’s farm workers’ union

01 Mar 2010, By

Please do what you can to defend the farm workers’ union in Zimbabwe, GAPWUZ. Just in case you thought Zimbabwe was a problem that had been solved, GAPWUZ is under attack for publishing a report (If something is wrong) which reveals the huge cost to black farm workers of continuing farm seizures. Far more black farm workers are beaten, thrown out of their homes and left without a job than the white farm owners that Robert Mugabe says are his main targets. Now GAPWUZ General Secretary, Gertrude Hambira, is in hiding, and Assistant General Secretary Gift Muti and President Manjemanje Munyanyi were arrested last week during a raid ontheir offices by security services. Amnesty International and the TUC have called an urgent action – please encourage people to join in the protest. An attack on unions anywhere is an attack on unions everywhere.

For further information, see what the IUF and ITUC have to say.