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Former NRZ Workers Demand Terminal Benefits

National Railways of Zimbabwe Workers Strike Over Allowances, Conditions

More than 70 former workers of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) on Tuesday approached the parastatal seeking terminal benefits, 10 months after their dismissal.

The former workers’ representative met with officials of NRZ officials who assured them that they are working on the terminal benefits.

NRZ spokesman Fanuel Masikati said he was not yet aware of the incident and asked Studio 7 to call him Wednesday.

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions secretary general Japhet Moyo said their affiliates were doing everything they could to help dismissed workers get their terminal benefits.

"The organisations which are organising in these different respective industries, some of them under ZCTU are helping these workers to either return if the companies are unable to pay, or to make sure that the companies pay what is stipulated by the law," Moyo says.

Moyo says those who have returned to work sometimes face the difficulty of even accessing their salaries, or their salaries are staggered because of the difficulties the companies are going through.

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