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Disgruntled ZCTU Affiliates Meet Labour Minister

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

Labour Minister Nicholas Goche on Tuesday met with representatives of the so-called Concerned Affiliates of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, which brings together disatisfied members of the umbrella union body in the country, the ZCTU.

Former ZCTU president Lovemore Matombo said the meeting focused on issues affecting the ordinary worker, in particular the need for them to get better salaries linked to what they produce, better known as productivity indexing.

The meeting, according to Matombo, also looked at labour law reforms and International Labour Organization (ILO) recommendations that Zimbabwe was yet to adopt.

These include improving workers’ rights and aligning the country’s labour policies to international labour laws and practices.

Matombo said Goche told his team he would do his best to ensure Harare adopts the ILO recommendations and push for other changes needed to improve the ordinary worker’s life.

"According to the minister, the labour law reform is yet to be finalized and bona-fide labour movements will be invited to make inputs to the labour law reform," said Matombo.