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Unpaid Former GMB Workers Camp at Company Headquarters

  • Mavis Gama
  • Gibbs Dube

Some of the former workers camping at the GMB headquarters in Harare.

Some of the former workers camping at the GMB headquarters in Harare.

Former Grain Marketing Board (GMB) workers, whose contracts were terminated following a Supreme Court sometime last year which gave employers the right to sack workers after giving them a three-month notice, are camping at the company headquarters demanding outstanding salaries and allowances.

The former workers say the government should intervene as they are now living from hand to mouth.

Stephen Machaya, GMB Workers Union president said they will stay put as GMB has not bothered to address their grievances.

“At the time of our dismissal GMB was owing us salary arrears of more than 10 months and here we are not even talking about terminal benefits. We have nowhere to go right now as landlords where we are staying are demanding rent.

“We will stay here as long as it takes … We have nowhere to go because we do not even have money for transport.”

Over 1,264 GMB workers were dismissed last year following the Supreme Court ruling.

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