Unfairly treated workers – a new strategy in a new dispensation

As Zimbabwe goes through a transition from 37 year Robert Gabriel Mugabe rule - characterised by untold suffering for the majority of workers, through unpaid salaries, terminal benefits, and pensions - to an Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa era, there is an urgent need for these workers to formulate a new and effective strategy that will enable them to finally receive justice.

Salary protest … NRZ workers in Harare¬†

There are many questions that workers need to find solutions to, such as, how will the Mnangangwa government treat the issue of unpaid salaries, terminal benefits, and pensions; will the 2018 budget cater for parastatal worker who have been owed for several years; how can workers exert more pressure on the new government for their plight to receive a more sympathetic ear; what policies should be implemented to ameliorate the current cash shortages; and other issues that will chart a better future for Zimbabwean workers.

It is imperative that a strategy to address these issues be formulated at the earliest possible time, as the Mnangagwa dispensation still tries to consolidate its authority and re-brand itself as more people-centred.

As such, the Zimbabwe Network for Social Justice (ZimJustice) will be holding a series of workshops across the country, in a bid to meet unfairly treated workers so as to discuss, gather their views, and formulate this long-overdue strategy.

The workshops, whose theme is: ‘A new workers’ strategy for a new dispensation’, will be held in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutate, and Kwekwe¬† in December 2017.

ZimJustice urges all those interested in this once in a lifetime opportunity for workers – from all walks of life, to be active players in the shaping of this new dispensation – to be part of these workshops.

All those interested may contact:

Tendai Ruben Mbofana

ZimJustice Programmes Director

Call/WhatsApp: +263782283975

Email: [email protected]

Or please ‘Like’ the Zimjustice page on Facebook for more information.

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