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Gwanda workers threaten strike


Gwanda Municipality workers have threatened to go on strike this morning in protest against non-payment of their outstanding salaries for March.

Zimbabwe Urban Council Workers’ Union secretary-general Moses Mahlangu confirmed the development yesterday.

“They have not been paid their full salaries and I understand that they are going to conduct an industrial action tomorrow (today),” he said.

“This action will be taken in Gwanda and soon after that workers in Victoria Falls will also demand their salaries for March.

“This would be followed by a nationwide programme where workers employed by municipalities that are failing to pay them will all demand their salaries. It is just the beginning.”

However, Gwanda acting mayor Thoko Sibanda denied reports of a pending strike action, adding all outstanding salaries would be cleared today.

“I do not know of any industrial action or strike by our workers. Besides, I was speaking to the town clerk and he confirmed that the workers would be paid their salaries for March tomorrow (today),” she said.

“Grade A and B workers are going to receive their salaries today and immediately after that we are going to process their salaries for April, a strike would therefore be unnecessary.”

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