Articles tagged 'national railways of zimbabwe'

Unions call for NRZ audit 23 June 2015 HARARE - Railway workers unions have pleaded with parliamentarians to push for a forensic audit of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) amid allegations of massive corruption, bloated management and conflict of interest. Appearing before a parliamentary portfolio committee on Transport and ...
NRZ: So rich, yet so poor 1 June 2015 HARARE - Dilapidation, incessant strikes and failure all aptly describe the rot and demise of Zimbabwe's sole rail transport services provider — the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ). The struggling parastatal, which used to employ over 18 000 workers in 1980 and currently has less than 6 50...
NRZ workers demand minister's attention 5 May 2015 BULAWAYO - Striking National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) workers have vowed to continue with their two-hour daily work boycott until Transport and Infrastructure Development minister Obert Mpofu addresses their grievances. The workers began a nationwide two-hour daily strike last week on Monday...
NRZ workers sleep at station 12 March 2015 BULAWAYO - About 45 National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) workers slept at the parastatal's main station on Tuesday night claiming they had been evicted from their lodgings due to non-payment of rentals. The workers say their sleep-in protest has been necessitated by the cash-strapped parastatal...
Fire guts passenger train 5 January 2015 HARARE - A Harare-bound National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) passenger train power coach was gutted by a mysterious fire at Somerby Siding Station near Snake World just outside Harare yesterday. The incident, which occurred around ten o'clock in the morning left residents of Snake World farming...
NRZ workers announce strike action 5 September 2014 BULAWAYO - National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) workers will tomorrow engage in a strike action in a bid to compel their employer to pay outstanding salaries. NRZ workers are owed over $55 million in 10 months' salary arrears. The demonstration will take place in Bulawayo, Harare, Gweru and ...
'Privatise all 78 loss-making parastatals' 28 November 2013 HARARE - As Zimbabwe pursues a turnaround strategy for its hamstrung economy, privatisation and commercialisation of government entities, also known as parastatals, could prove critical to its success. Having gobbled billions of dollars from the fiscus over the past 30 years, Zimbabwe's parast...
NRZ to retrench 6 000 workers 1 November 2013 HARARE - The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) wants to retrench 6 000 workers, about 86 percent of its workforce to cut running costs, a Cabinet minister has revealed. However, the government will instead seek to raise $260 million to recapitalise the parastatal and avert the job losses. ...
Chitepo Ideological College brainchild of Mataire 28 August 2013 EDITOR — I write this letter regarding the late national hero Mike Karakadzai's story published in a different publication. Nevertheless, I am hopeful that your readers will be able to relate to it since the death of Karakadzai, who was the general manager of the National Railways of Zimbabwe,...
NRZ to suspend local coaches for holidays 8 August 2013 HARARE - National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) says it will suspend local commuter train services in Bulawayo and Harare during the coming Heroes and Defence Forces holidays. Fanuel Masikati, the NRZ head of public relations, said the state-owned rail firm will however, retain its city-to-city c...