peasant farmers, white farmers, service sector, agricultural sector, mining
In 2000 Zimbabwe’s labor force was 5.8 million people. Most of the workers-26 percent-were employed in agriculture, primarily as peasant farmers. Of the rest, 47 percent were employed in the service sector, and 28 percent were in industry, including mining, manufacturing, and construction.
Trade unions represent Zimbabwe’s major industries and service sectors. All are affiliated with the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, which was founded in 1981. Employers’ associations are strong in the agricultural sector, particularly the Commercial Farmers’ Union, which is an influential body representing white farmers, founded in 1942.
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