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Zimbabwe Labor Body Dismisses Reports Of Economic Solidarity Pact

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions took issue Friday with a report in the state-controlled Herald newspaper that said business, labor and government had united behind a “Zimbabwe First” campaign to promote socio-economic stability.

The Herald said the economic partners agreed to join forces in the campaign during a meeting in the eastern city of Mutare organized by the United Nations International Labor Organization and the U.N. Development Program. The ZCTU said that the session was merely a workshop unsuited to coming to such agreements.

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions Secretary General Wellington Chibebe told reporter Jonga Kandemiiri of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that he believed the Herald story was intended to divert attention from his union’s April 3-4 stay-away action.

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