Union HistoryCOMMUNICATIONS AND ALLIED SERVICES WORKERS UNION OF ZIMBABWE ( CASWUZ) (FORMERLY ZIMBABWE POST AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS WORKERS UNION OF ZIMBABWE)
CASWUZ was formed in 1970 with the assistance of the Postal, Telegraph and Telephone International (PTTI), and was then known as the Rhodesia Posts and Telecommunications Workers Union. It operated as an unregistered Union due to colonial regulations at the time, (The Industrial Conciliation Act) which barred all Black led Trade Unions from operating legally.
During the period 1978-1980, due to some misunderstandings the Unions split into two functions. However, the two formations merged at a Congress held at the Monomotapa Hotel in Harare on 2 March 1983 to form the Zimbabwe Posts and Telecommunications Workers Union (ZPTWU). Comrades Lovemore Matombo and the late Dobba Gonye were elected President and General Secretary respectively. In 2002 following the unbundling of the Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (PTC) in 2000, the Union changed its name to Communications and Allied Services Workers Union of Zimbabwe (CASWUZ) to enable it to organize in other industries/Companies hitheto organized.