ZCTU has urged workers to boycott work till they are sure that their workplaces will not expose them to COVID-19, New Zimbabwe reports.
This was revealed in a statement by the union’s Secretary-general Japhet Moyo who said;
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Worse still, there is inadequate transport arrangement for workers to go to work and most of them are left stranded as the public transport provider, ZUPCO fails to cope.
The ZCTU, therefore, urges workers to stop going to work under these circumstances that could potentially expose them to the coronavirus until they are satisfied that they are safe.
We are disturbed that the government abrogated its role and suddenly parcelled out its responsibilities to the private sector employers and health institutions when it comes to testing, provision of face masks, and even sanitisation of the workplaces.
This came after the government relaxed level 2 lockdown restriction measures that previously required operational companies to buy COVID-19 test kits to test their employees.
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