Transport Minister Jorum Gumbo has urged the workers to return to work, saying $3 million dollars was availed for their salaries.
Workers of the National Railways of Zimbabwe have dismissed the government’s statement that they have been paid their outstanding salaries as false, saying they were only given money ranging from $150 to $350 per worker last Thursday, in what their employer said was to “cushion” them against economic hardships.”
Transport Minister Jorum Gumbo has urged workers, who downed tools last March in protest over unpaid salaries dating back 15 months, to return to work, saying $3 million was recently availed for their salaries.
He said the money was obtained from companies such as Zisco, Tongaat Hullet, and the Grain Marketing Board.
However, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Amalgamated Workers Union Kenneth Nhemachena told Studio 7 the $3 million can only cover one month’s salaries for all NRZ workers.