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    Gweru City Council elects new workers’ committee




    ELIZABETH MASHIRI
    MIDLANDS BUREAU

    GWERU
    - Workers at Gweru City Council have elected a workers' committee after going for months without one.
    About 700 workers out of 936 attended the elections and all the candidates were elected unopposed.
    Paul Moyana was voted the chairman of the committee, his deputy being Amros Wahande, Kudakwashe Munyenyiwa Secretary General, his deputy Gift Muchenaans. There are eight committee members who are Innocent Mhene, Winfred Munovapei, Conlious Sinipiwe, Polite Sibangani, Goodlucky Chibwanda, Denford Vengesai, Sunday Sandlana and Livingstone Chimhina.
    New workers' committee Secretary General Kudakwashe Munyenyiwa said the elections went on well.
    "These elections went on well. We feel good after our attempt to hold elections early this year failed," said Munyenyiwa.
    He also said that council workers have not been treated well by the employers and this will be the major issue to start tackling.
    "Council had gone for months without a workers committee and the rights of workers have been undermined, salaries have not been paid but we are still going to work. A culture of ill-treating workers was growing in council and this must stop.
    We will of course engage our employer but if that fails we will use all legal methods like demonstrations and protests to get our problems solved," said Munyenyiwa.
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