IS IT NOT TIME FOR ARTISTS TO STRAP ON A HARD HAT?

By Josh Nyapimbi

Can unions or artists’ guilds not serve and protect an embattled local creative economy? With musicians typically operating without record labels and book publishing industry literacy decimated, for example, unions might take some of the risk and sting out of the quagmire state of our cultural and creative industries.
Recent Supreme Court rulings, which triggered a wave of massive job cuts in the public and private sectors, reignited conversations with creative civil society on the need for the establishment of an Artists’ Union in Zimbabwe.

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