The MDC led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa has reportedly laid off most of its staff without paying terminal benefits.
Only directors of departments and Chamisa’s security were the only ones spared the axe.
An employee who spoke to Zim Morning Post on condition of anonymity said:
Only directors and security guys were spared from this move, we were sent packing without any terminal benefits.
A member of the MDC’s National Standing Committee told the publication that the party is waiting for a grant from the government under the Political Parties Finance Act. Said the official:
It is true that some of our workers did not get their benefits but we are just waiting for the government grant, it will settle some of our debts owed to other stakeholders.
MDC secretary-general Charlton Hwende denied the report that the party had let go of its workers without terminal benefits. He said:
I am actually hearing this for the first time, if we are to retrench people we will follow the Labour laws, we are just streamlining our workforce, I can confirm that we have a voluntary termination package.
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