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to continue 'sleep in'
December 02, 2007
workers of Kingstons Limited have vowed to continue with their "sleep-in"
until they are awarded enough transport allowance to commute to
work every day.
The workers have been
sleeping at the company's head office in Harare for the past two
weeks because they say on their paltry wages and transport allowances
they cannot commute to work every day.
Workers' Committee chairman,
Foreman Nyamutukuwa said the workers resolved to continue with the
"We have no choice
but to stay here because we don't have money for transport. Our
families are complaining because we have been away for too long
but we have no choice," he said.
The workers have visited
several government offices to seek resolution of the dispute but
the company's management "is not too keen" to address
the problem, said Nyamutukuwa.
Last week, workers and
management representatives went for arbitration at the Ministry
of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare but failed to reach
"We could not agree
because the labour officer, a Mr T Masaisai, was taking sides, not
wanting to listen to us," he said.
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