The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has warned that a number of Zimbabweans are suffering from mental illness due to the non-payment of wages and salaries. Speaking at commemorations to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, ZCTU Vice President, Florence Taruvinga said,
The other challenge concerns the workers’ wages and salaries which we have termed as Wage theft. The current scenario in Zimbabwe is so disturbing because workers are now subjected to mental health and psychosocial challenges,…The current lost time injury frequency rate of 3 is not anything to smile at; rather we need to work hard as Social Partners to ensure that we bring it down to globally acceptable levels of less than 1.
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