Companies must pay workers' salaries

EDITOR ? I have learnt with disappointment that some companies have not paid their workers for several months.

I know that times are hard but I believe it is very unfair to the workers to work for the whole month and not get paid.

If companies are honest enough they would plan well, but they pretend that all is well because they would be trying to meet other commitments.

I urge government to compel such companies to honour their obligations and pay the workers their dues.

With Christmas around the corner, most people are going to have a gloomy holiday without money.

So many things are going up and with school fees next year, most parents are at a loss and do not know what to do.

I hope the government can do something to assist the workers to at least get the money that they would have worked for.

Concerned Worker

Comments (6)

companies have failed to pay wages and salaries not out of will.the gvt is failing to avail cheap money for capitalisation. very few companies can meet their obligations because of capacity constrains. gvt should scrap high taxes that it charges to ailing companies. zimra,zimdef and nssa to mention a few are busy selling company properties that they have attached through deputy sheriffes all over the country.so makambani acho angasumuka sei.gvt should give a repreive to all companies. if gvt was not campaigning when it scrapped mabills, it should relax its harsh collection arm and support ailing companies , the few that are operating.

D.Chikanga - 29 November 2013

companies have failed to pay wages and salaries not out of will.the gvt is failing to avail cheap money for capitalisation. very few companies can meet their obligations because of capacity constrains. gvt should scrap high taxes that it charges to ailing companies. zimra,zimdef and nssa to mention a few are busy selling company properties that they have attached through deputy sheriffes all over the country.so makambani acho angasumuka sei.gvt should give a repreive to all companies. if gvt was not campaigning when it scrapped mabills, it should relax its harsh collection arm and support ailing companies , the few that are operating.

D.Chikanga - 29 November 2013

Mr Editor you seem to be ignorant of the fact that companies are not paying workers for the love of it but because of the economic situation the nation is currently facing. We call this crappy reporting which basically lacks form and content. if the situation was synonymous with one company, it could be understood not when 9/10 of the companies are facing similar challenges. The situation is not being caused by lack of planning by companies, but it is caused by inadequate governance at national level and possibly the effects of sanctions.

zvazviri - 2 December 2013

This is our 8th month at GYE NYAME RESOURCES without pay though not in a roll. For that matter a Diamond mine and ZMDC the major shareholder is looking. how do we survive. The grade 7 results are out we need fees for our children, rent etc and no pay. The Ghananians are no in office they are out in Ghana running away withou paying our salaries. His Excellence clearly said out the whole story and no one seem to take action to save hundreds of hard working employees and their families. May you pliz, Min of Mines Cde Chidhakwa take swift action or else we become destitutes. MUDIAMOND MINE HERE VAKOMANA

Murambiwa - 4 December 2013

to achieve sound and harmonious industrial relations,it is very much vital for the employers to fulfill their obligation and mostly the issue of paying salaries in time

Flint Charisma - 21 March 2014

to achieve sound and harmonious industrial relations,it is very much vital for the employers to fulfill their obligation and mostly the issue of paying salaries in time

Flint Charisma - 21 March 2014

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