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Health Insurance Plan Stalled As Zimbabwe Labor and NSSA Feud

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions is defending its position for opposing the establishment of the National Health Insurance Scheme, saying “workers were never consulted,” about its formation.

However, the National Social Security Authority or NSSA, disputed this claim saying it held consultations with the government and the ZCTU when it was headed by now MDC founding President Morgan Tsvangirai.

The Acting General Manager of NSSA Amod Takawira, said the ZCTU had “either jumped the gun” or is acting in it’s own “self interest” by rejecting the proposal, which he said all parties had agreed to.

ZCTU President Lovemore Matombo, who is demanding proof of signatures on the approved documents, told reporter Jonga Kandemiiri of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that the leadership would have never signed on to something workers had opposed.

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