Forum Statement on the GMB workers

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) is calling upon the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) to urgently resolve the standoff with its former workers that have been camped at the premises for the past fortnight.

gmbThe former workers who were dismissed sometime last year under allegedly unfair circumstances and have salary arrears dating back to as far as 2014 are camped outside the GMB premises without any ablution or water facilities. They are also sleeping in the open including women with young children as they exercise their right to demonstrate and petition. The current living conditions violates their right to human dignity.

The Forum calls upon the GMB to respect the Constitution which clearly states that every person has the right to fair and safe labour practices and standards; and to be paid a fair and reasonable wage. The GMB management should therefore engage the workers as a matter of urgency to find an amicable solution.

There is urgent need for the GMB management to resolve the prevailing labour dispute in order to ensure that the affected former workers are able to enjoy an adequate standard of living.

Forum Members
ï‚· Amnesty International-Zimbabwe
ï‚· Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe
ï‚· Civic Education Network Trust (CVNET)
ï‚· Counselling Services Unit
ï‚· Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe
ï‚· Justice for Children
ï‚· Legal Resources Foundation
ï‚· Media Institute of Southern Africa-Zimbabwe
ï‚· Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
ï‚· Non-violent Action and Strategies for Social Change
ï‚· Research and Advocacy Unit
ï‚· Students Solidarity Trust
ï‚· Transparency International-Zimbabwe
ï‚· Women of Zimbabwe Arise
ï‚· Zimbabwe Association for Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation of the Offender
ï‚· Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights
ï‚· Zimbabwe Civic Education Trust
ï‚· Zimbabwe Human Rights Association
ï‚· Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights
ï‚· Zimbabwe Peace Project
ï‚· Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association

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