Zimbabwe: Industry Reopens, Workers Call for Better Corporate Governance

by the Government of Zimbabwe, for All Africa, January 12, 2010.

Harare — Operations at most industries resumed full throttle yesterday and workers urged the Government to put in place strict laws that protect employees from abusive employers.

A visit to Harare’s heavy industrial sites revealed that industry was back in production. National Food Depot in Aspindale was a hive of activity as workers were seen loading trucks for deliveries.

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions president Mr Lovemore Matombo, yesterday said this year companies should accept the fact that workers should be paid poverty datum line-linked wages.

“Industry has opened fully today (yesterday) and as labour, we have great expectations in the new year. “We expect employers to follow good governance principles which include decent work agenda.

“Government should put in place strict legislature that binds business to respect and accept arbitration rulings otherwise there will be no production as disputes will keep raging,” he said…(continue reading)

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