ZIMRATU is affiliated to the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and internationally to UNI Global Union.  ZCTU is a mother to approximately 30 trade unions in Zimbabwe. On the other hand, ZCTU is an affiliate to the International Labour Organization (ILO).  The affiliations have strengthened Zimratu in labour matters and the union is actively participating at national level in other and developmental issues. The Union has built cordial relationships with other local and international unions.