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    Tuesday, 29 December 2015

    Kasukuwere to intervene in the Masvingo Council labour dispute

    Saviour Kasukuwere

    Nkulumani Mlambo

    – The Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development  has said that he would soon intervene in the raging $3,5 m labour dispute between Masvingo City Council and its workers.
    He said that that the dispute must be brought to an end in the interest of ratepayers.
    Kasukuwere who spoke in a telephone interview with The Mirror said council should pay the workers what is due to them so that the 43 attached council vehicles are released by the messenger of court.
    He said assistance must be given to council to pay whatever it owes to the workers so that ratepayers will once again get a good service.
    "We will assist the council to recover the vehicles and pay whatever has to be paid so that those service vehicles impounded by the Deputy Sherriff are returned in order to restore the City to its original position," said Kasukuwere.
    The minister added that he is keen on seeing the matter being solved amicably because it is disadvantaging the rate payers.
    Last week The Mirror broke the story where the Sheriff sent an invoice to the Town Clerk, Adolf Gusha warning him that storage fees for the attached vehicles had risen to over $88 000.
    Gusha however, in turn said the invoice has been forwarded to the workers to settle the bill and not council although the workers' lawyer Rogers Matsikidze of Matsikidze and Mucheche Legal Practitioners said it is the respondents (council management) who should settle the bill.news
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