The World Federatin of Trade Unions stands on the side of the Air Zimbabwe workers. The air company announced the dismissal of 200 more workers in its fourth round of lay-offs in eight years after having cut 300 jobs in August 2015 following cuts in 2009 and 2013.
We believe that the excuses of the management that the company is overstaffed are hypocritical since they are planning to hire more planes. This developement proves once more that both in public and private companies the motivation is the same: the augmentation of the profits.
The WFTU calls the class oriented trade unions in the country and internationally to struggle against dismissals and privatisation in public companies.