Authorities at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and workers’ representatives have reached a compromise agreement to allow the writing of outstanding examinations to proceed.
A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the parties, with the University pledging to provide the workers with transport from and back to their homes, a US$3.00 lunch allowance, and tea. The agreement signed by the two parties’ representatives read:
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In light of the declaration of incapacitation by NUST workers and efforts that are being made to address challenges being faced by workers, the University and the Workers Committee have arrived at a compromise to see outstanding examinations process to resume.
The University undertakes to provide the following to examiners, invigilators, workers preparing examination venues and security personnel assisting in the examination process
a) Transport from and back to their homes
b) A lunch allowance pegged at $3 payable at Zimbabwe dollar equivalence using the official rate
c) Tea (Workers to bring their own cups and spoons)
A meeting will be held on 18 September 2020 to review this position vis-a-vis the response from the relevant stakeholders on the welfare of workers.