Zimbabwean food industry inspected for Covid compliance

17 Jul 2020 01 Comment 537 Hits

A joint inspection survey by trade unions and the government reveals that most food producers in Zimbabwe are complying with covid-19 regulations but testing remains a challenge. Zimbabwe’s Federation of Food has embarked on countrywide impromptu inspections for covid-19 regulations compliance by food manufacturing and processing companies in the country.

Food Sector Workers Fight For Survival While Companies Rush To Make Covid-19 Donations – Union

25 May 2020 01 Comment 100 Hits

THE food industry workers’ union has raised concerns over how its members are living in poverty while their directors are falling over each other to make Covid-19 donations to the government. The Federation of Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAWU) secretary general, Runesu Dzimiri said an average employer in the food industry was earning ZWL$2 500 per month, which translates to about US$40 on the black market.

Two Vapostori Bakers Inn Workers To Lose Jobs After Rejecting Covid-19 Tests

20 May 2020 01 Comment 584 Hits

TWO Bakers Inn employees in Harare who are members of the Johanne Marange apostolic sect risk losing their jobs after they declined to be tested for Covid-19 at work citing their religious beliefs. Bakers Inn recently tested all its employees for the novel pandemic but the two workers rejected to undergo the mandatory tests.

Panic At Bakers’ Inn As 22 Employees Initially Test Positive For Coronavirus At Company Testing Point.

19 May 2020 01 Comment 387 Hits

FEAR gripped Bakers Inn employees and management last week after 22 cases of suspected Covid-19 cases were observed when workers went through the now mandatory Covid-19 screening. However, there was a sigh of relief, at one of the largest bread manufacturers in the country, when all the 22 cases returned negative after retests.


15 May 2020 01 Comment 1520 Hits

Kindly be advised that a routine joint inspection by the Ministry of Labour,NSSA and FFAWUZ officials was carried out at Bakers Inn Harare plant today the 15th of May 2020. Furthermore,take notice that the inspection's main objective was to monitor compliance to stipulated Covid 19 guidelines and preventative measures as pronounced by World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health and Child Care. The inspections will be targeting companies in the food processing and allied industries seeking to figure preparedness and compliance in response to the outbreak of the novel virus at work places.

Food Industry Workers Appeal To Govt Over Employers’ Failure To Provide Protective Clothing

11 Apr 2020 01 Comment 300 Hits

THE Food Federation and Allied Workers Union of Zimbabwe (FFAWUZ) has asked for government’s immediate intervention as most workers in the industry are working with no protective clothing during the current COVID-19 period. The organisation is an affiliate of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and has a strong membership of membership of 80 000 workers.

FFAWUZ warns members against UFAWUZ interferences

13 Jun 2017 01 Comment 1796 Hits

The Food Federation and Allied Workers’ Union of Zimbabwe (FFAWUZ) has raised alarm to its membership over interferences in the bakery and food processing sectors by a bogus union which has swindled several unsuspecting employees in Mutare.

Sugar plantation workers

13 Jun 2017 01 Comment 1937 Hits

Sugar plantation workers in the lowveld are up in arms with their employer Tongaat Hullet (Pvt) after negotiations for a salary increase crumbled spoiling for a strike action.

FFAWUZ rolls out district council elections

04 Apr 2016 01 Comment 1495 Hits

 FFAWUZ has held its inaugural district elections, starting with Harare as the union moves to revive structures that had been dormant.


02 Apr 2016 01 Comment 301 Hits

 Manages the communication of the organization both internally and externally, Providing liaison with media, various partners and other stake holders, and secures relevant information resources for the Secretariat, union leaders and affiliates.  

Occupational Safety and Health

02 Apr 2016 01 Comment 702 Hits

Occupational Safety and Health department‘s mandate is the implementation of work place safety and health  issues.  The department provides a platform for exchange of information on HIV and AIDS and other relevant topics.  

FFAWUZ trains workers committees

02 Apr 2016 01 Comment 302 Hits

 FFAWUZ has embarked on training workshops  targeting  workers committees across its member sectors  nationwide which saw structures  in

Women in trade unions demand inclusion

02 Apr 2016 01 Comment 1156 Hits

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Women’s Day with a call to reflect on

Dzimiri appointed FFAWUZ General Secretary

24 Mar 2016 01 Comment 1598 Hits

 New FFAWUZ General Secretary, Cde Dzimiri (in red jacket) The FFAWUZ Congress ended with the appointment of Runesu Dzimiri as the substantive general secretary.

FFAWUZ holds 5th National Congress

22 Mar 2016 01 Comment 1712 Hits

FFAWUZ held its 5th national congress which was filled with suppressed volcanic tensions that failed to erupt as young turks failed