The Chitungwiza Town Council is said to have fired four union leaders who were on suspension after leading workers in a five-day strike that almost crippled the satellite town a few months ago.
Workers union leader Reverend Ephraim Katsina, who has been fired as well, says the council reached the decision last week but is yet to communicate that to the affected members.
The other fired workers are Temson Bhamusi who was the secretary, vice secretary Israel Bako and committee member Peter Kapamba.
In August, the Chitungwiza Town Council suspended over 100 workers for taking part in what it called “an illegal” strike over unpaid 14 months wages.
VOA Studio7 reached Chitungwiza mayor Mr. Philip Mutoti for comment but he preferred to speak Thursday.
But Reverend Katsina said the council’s decision is illegal since it did not follow laid down labour procedures in firing them.