Civil servants have said that they are considering calling off the strike scheduled to begin next Monday after Tajamuka and the National Vendors’ Union of Zimbabwe (NVUZ) expressed interest in joining the industrial action.
Speaking to The Herald, Apex Council chairperson Mrs Cecilia Alexander said that they will meet today to discuss the way forward. She also said it was unfortunate that Tajamuka and NVUZ were trying to politicise a labour issue. Said Alexander:
Our issue is a labour issue and some people now want to politicise it. The idea of going to the streets may not be the best because it leaves room for these opportunists to hijack our process. As Apex Council we are likely to meet on Friday to discuss the way forward.
Meanwhile Zimbabwe Teachers Association chief executive officer Mr Sifiso Ndlovu said they did not want to be used by Tajamuka because they are opportunists. Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe secretary general Raymond Majongwe said that their strike had nothing to do with Tajamuka and vendors.