Articles tagged 'workers'

Police ban ZCTU protest march 10 October 2018 HARARE – Plans by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) to demonstrate against the recently introduced tax were thrown into disarray yesterday after police banned the protest saying government is still to contain the cholera outbreak. In a statement yesterday, the police said last month...
Civil servants demand raise 18 January 2018 HARARE - The continued rise in the cost of living is creating serious challenges for the new government which is now faced with fresh demands from civil servants for massive salary adjustments in line with the increase in the breadline. Unions told the Daily News this week that public workers ...
Inflation wipes out salaries: Unions 3 October 2017 HARARE - Salaries are being badly eroded in values due to devastating inflation, which has soared to 242 percent, according to a leading economist Steve Hanke. Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) secretary-general Japhet Moyo told the Daily News yesterday that the high level of inflation ...
Fired AirZim workers reject retrenchment deal 27 August 2017 HARARE - Sacked Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) workers have rejected the parastatal's retrenchment package, saying it had been imposed on them in violation of the Labour Act. The Daily News on Sunday can exclusively reveal that a meeting which was held between AirZim management and the fired employees ...
Parly summons Bimha over Zisco revival 13 June 2017 HARARE - Parliament has summoned Industry and Commerce  minister Mike Bimha over progress that government has made in scouting for an investor to revive Ziscosteel — once Africa's largest steelworks. In a schedule of portfolio and thematic committees of Parliament for this week, Bimha is set t...
CEOZ assesses road workers have traversed 7 May 2017 HARARE - Creative Economic Outlook Zim (CEOZ) holds the notion that without this critical national, regional and global asset – workers - it is impossible for our respective societies to reach their full potential in the various spheres that defines the human race. Accordingly, the 2017 commem...
Workers continue to be exploited 7 May 2017 HARARE - The current situation that is prevailing in most local companies is not far from the definition of slavery if not worse. Over the years Zimbabweans have witnessed high levels of unemployment and at over 90 percent rate of unemployment, this becomes a reflection of serious poverty in a...
3 000 lose jobs in 9 months 28 December 2016 HARARE - Palpable fear has gripped workers across the country as more companies continue to lay off large numbers of their staff, a direct consequence of the prevailing tough economic situation in the country. Latest figures from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) revealed that nearly 3 000 pe...
Ziscosteel lays off workers 28 December 2016 HARARE - Ziscosteel — once Africa's largest steelworks — has retrenched its workers at its Redcliff plant in Kwekwe. Workers, who have gone for extended periods without salaries, said they had been served with a notice by the company indicating its retrenching almost all employees. The layo...
Government doing nothing for workers 8 May 2016 EDITOR — For 36 years, the majority of Zimbabwean workers have been waiting for the Zanu PF government to deliver. However, the government has not and may never deliver for it has malfunctioned. Like a driver trying to put a car engine that has ceased in motion without overhauling it first,...
Govt bullying workers in NJNC' 4 May 2016 HARARE - Workers have accused the government of bullying them in the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC). Apex Council chairperson Cecilia Alexander said government was not listening to workers and had adopted a “take-it-or-leave-it approach” at the negotiating table. “The current NJN...
Zanu PF, MDC unite to back Labour Amendment Bill 18 August 2015 HARARE - Both Zanu PF and opposition MDC MPs say they will support amendments to the Labour Amendment Bill, which have been brought to the national assembly for lawmakers to consider as long as the proposed changes benefit employees. Following the termination on notice of an estimated 20 000 j...
No respite in sight for workers 3 May 2015 HARARE - Labour organisations have described this year's May Day as a sombre affair as workers commemorated it amid poor living conditions and job insecurities caused by President Robert Mugabe's government's misrule. Japhet Moyo, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) secretary-general, ...
Council, workers clash 29 September 2014 HARARE - The Harare Municipal Workers Union (HMWU) has called for an urgent meeting with council management over revelations that the city is clandestinely pushing for the privatisation of council farms. In a letter to the Harare City Council (HCC) management, HMWU executive chairman Cosmas Bu...
Companies must pay workers' salaries 29 November 2013 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 the...
Workers await on Mugabe promise 15 November 2013 HARARE - As the year draws to an end, civil servants say President Robert Mugabe, who promised a salary increment for government workers, should fulfil his promises. Mugabe told mourners at the National Heroes Acre in August this year that he will hike the salaries without fail. Progressive...
Hard times befall workers 10 November 2013 HARARE - Scenes of unpaid workers in agitated mood showing up in person to hold employers hostage have not yet become much of  a common feature at cash-strapped firms. But simmering discontent might prompt hordes of rankled employees to snap hard on their employers' heels demanding arrear sala...
ZBC workers go for months without pay 17 September 2013 HARARE – Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) workers who have gone for the past four months without pay are now pinning their hopes on new Media, Information and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo to address their plight. ZBC workers last got salaries in April this year. Sivuk...
Workers are key to growth 6 December 2012 HARARE - The current economic empowerment and indigenisation drive has generated a lot of interest among many Zimbabweans albeit from very divergent perspectives. While it is a norm that in any country, the natives of that particular land should have a big say in the running and ownership of that...