The trio included executive members of the Zimbabwean Urban Council Workers Union (ZUCWU), Mutare Chapterchairman, Baya Musa,the union’s branch executives James Lizwe and Timothy Mavhiza.
Theywere found guilty of organizing an illegal strike along with other 12 general hands and 6 nurses from the Municipality‘s Infectious Disease Hospitalwho were demoted.
They accused the Council of owing over 1 200 workers a total of $550 000 in unpaid bonuses of last year at a time when the local authority was buying top of the range vehicles for the management.
An official with the Local Authority’s Human Resources Department stated that the workers’ action was grossly misdirected as they breached the stipulations of the Labour Act in embarking on a strike action.
‘’The three were dismissed for organizing and participating in an illegal strike action. It was discovered that their action was even outside the mandate of their union of affiliation which is the Zimbabwe Urban Councils Workers Union (ZUCWU),” he said.
He said the six nurses who participated in the illegal job action were demoted by a grade each and $280 will be deducted from their salaries for the next 12 months whereas the general hands’ monthly$100 grocery allowances were suspended for six months.Post published in: News