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Company suspends 120 workers


One hundred and twenty employees at Barnston enterprises were suspended last week after demanding their unpaid salaries for six months.

Tinashe Chitsunge, the spokesperson of the suspended workers said: “We were suspended from work because of complaints we made to the owner of the company. The complaints include the demand for our salary, housing and transport allowances dating back to April.”

However, the owner of the company, Tapiwa Mugore, refused to comment on the issue, saying workers should follow the right channels and approach him instead.

“They must come to me and I will verify the genuineness of their claims,” he said.

Their contracts, availed to NewsDay, were signed in 2009 and state they were to receive their payments at the end of every month. However, the workers said, since April this year, they have only been paid once.

The workers further allege nepotism is rife at the company, saying relatives of bosses get preferential treatment.

They said they were determined to take the case up to the High Court should the company refuse to pay them.

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