Zim anti-human trafficking laws too weak: ILO

Zim anti-human trafficking laws too weak: ILO

By Daniel Chigundu THE International Labour Organisation (ILO) says the country’s laws are too weak to effectively deal with the issues of human trafficking, modern-day slavery and forced labour. Incidences of external and internal trafficking in persons have been noted in Zimbabwe mainly due to the economic hardships currently being experienced in the country and has targeted young women and young men. Zimbabwe enacted the Trafficking in Persons Act in 2014 to fight against human trafficking in the country and is also implementing the Trafficking in Persons (TiP) National Plan…

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I can remove ZCTU president: Mupfumira

I can remove ZCTU president: Mupfumira

By Daniel Chigundu PUBLIC Service, Labour and Social Services Minister Prisca Mupfumira say she is empowered by government policy to remove ZCTU president Peter Mutasa from the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) board, contrary to what the labour board is saying. According to ZCTU, the minister’s decision is unconstitutional and violates the principles of freedom of association and has even threatened to petition High Court and to file a complaint to the International Labour Organisation against the government of Zimbabwe. However, speaking in Parliament recently, Mupfumira said there are requirements…

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