Zimratu, an affiliate of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union was established in 2010 with its main business conceived as being employee representation. The union was formed by non-managerial workers of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA). The employees collectively pooled resources towards the formation of the union as they had realised the need for a trans-disciplinary mechanism for robust and strong representation in labour issues.The union formation was spearhead by the workers committee members who had decades of experience in labour matters. The union’s operations are governed by the provisions of the constitution. The executive members are responsible for the daily operations of the union.It is the vision of the union that its business area extend beyond the corridors of ZIMRA and that it be a force to reckon in labour matters.

Due to increased dynamics in the labour industry, the leader ship of Zimratu envisioned the need for inclusive representation at higher levels.