The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has called on workers to stay at home till the government lifts all movement restrictions, The Daily News reports.
According to the publication, ZCTU made the call after it received numerous reports that workers are being harassed at checkpoints manned by the army and police officers and people are having problem commuting to and fro work because ZUPCO buses cant services all commuters on time.
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Speaking to the publication, ZCTU president Peter Mutasa said:
What we are saying is that going to work is now a risk vocation. We are also saying workers should not endanger themselves by waking up early because they would need to find transport to go to work, risking their lives to robbers and humiliation at the hands of security forces, who are asking them to go back home.
We are urging workers everywhere to go to work when they are safe and when the government wants them to do so. This is so because, at the moment it is the government which is telling the government workers not to go to work.
ZCTU also scoffed at the offer by the government to increase the civil servant’s salaries and 50% and a USD $75 allowance.
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