Factors impacting trade unions' effectiveness in Zimbabwe: a case of the mining sector.
Nyashanu, Francois J. T
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Trade unions have been in existence way before Zimbabwe got its independence in 1980. They have contributed a great deal in the various sectors of the Zimbabwean economy. In all the ministries in the economy of Zimbabwe, there are various trade unions that represent workers’ interests. However, this dissertation looked particularly on the effectiveness of trade unions in the mining sector as the researcher felt that past studies had not explored enough in this area. This area took the interest of the researcher because of the country’s rich mineral background. In the past decade, in Manicaland Marange, there was a scramble for diamonds which led to a series of illegal mining and as a result most of these miners were not members of any trade union. The study took an approach that was both descriptive and exploratory. A sample of 30% of the targeted population was used in this research survey. It constituted both the workers and the Human Resources managers of mining firms as well as union leaders. The Association of Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (AMWUZ) was used as the case study for the research.