Zimbabwe: Trade Unions

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 9th February 2021.

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Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of the trade union movement in Zimbabwe.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Foreign Secretary has not had discussions with representatives of the trade union movement in Zimbabwe. The British Embassy in Harare regularly engages with trade unions such as the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, most recently in December 2020 on workers' rights. The British Embassy also regularly engages unions of teachers, doctors and informal traders to better understand the political and economic issues facing Zimbabwe.

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