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ZCTU procession goes ahead, attracts many workers
Mhlanga-Nyahuye, VOA News
September 13, 2013
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Congress of Trade Unions' procession to promote workers’
rights and commemorate the September 13th 2006 march in which some
of their members were beaten, went off without incident after a
court order was granted in the last minute to allow the labor body
to go ahead with the event.
chairperson for the Western Region, Reason Ngwenya, said the police
backed off from interfering with the procession after they were
shown the court order.
the procession was well attended despite earlier news of its cancellation.
He said some of the issues raised involved the non-payment of workers
by employers, water problems in Bulawayo and the closure of industries
in a town that was once the country's industrial hub.
soon engage the recently appointed Labour Minister Nicholas Goche
to discuss the challenges facing our workers especially those in
Matabeleland where many are working for months without pay and most
of the big industries have now closed shop," said Ngwenya.
that our workers can also benefit from the indigenisation drive
currently underway so that they can actively assist in reviving
our ailing economy," he added.
A similar procession
is expected to be held in Harare on Saturday after an urgent chamber
application quashed a police ban Thursday.
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