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Striking Gwanda Municipality Workers Return to Work

  • Sithandekile Mhlanga

The workers went on strike early this year demanding payment of outstanding salaries. (File Photo)

The workers went on strike early this year demanding payment of outstanding salaries. (File Photo)

Sipho Ndlovu of the Zimbabwe Urban Council Union said workers will discuss the issue with their employer and the ministry of labour Monday.

<p>Gwanda municipality workers who went on strike Wednesday demanding their outstanding five months&rsquo; worth of salaries returned to work Thursday afternoon after the government ordered them to suspend the industrial action and produce a show cause order on why they should continue with the strike.</p> <p>In April this year, the workers engaged in a similar industrial action, which was halted after the municipality agreed to normalize pay dates by this month</p> <p>Workers say the promise has not yet been fulfilled.</p> <p>Sipho Ndlovu, Gwanda branch chairman of the Zimbabwe Urban Council Union said workers will discuss the issue with their employer and the ministry of labour Monday.</p> <div class="tag_image tag_audio_plain aa" contenteditable="false" mode="audio|plain|2423826">Interview with Sipho Ndlovu<img alt="" src="../../../img/spacer.gif" title="This is just placeholder, it will be replaced on public site." /></div> <p>However, Gwanda municipality reportedly says there was no need for a strike as the local authority had already started clearing salary arrears.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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