- January 9, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
The Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Minerals Workers Union has resolved for now the Shabane Mashaba workers evictions from the Mining firms residents before settling the money owed to the workers.
According to ZDAMWU secretary-general Mr. Justice Chinhema, the Union is very happy with the development that has taken place in Shabane Mashaba mines.
The union called for a meeting with Shabani Mine employees who were evicted from mine houses or had been given a notice of eviction and advised them to come for a meeting at Kandodo Hall last Monday 6/01/2020. Present at the meeting was Mines Minister Winston Chitando and Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi.
The Union’s secretary-general also thanked the president of Zimbabwe Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa for intervening in the matter which the organisation has been fighting for, to make sure that there are no evictions before payment of outstanding salaries.
The Union’s secretary-general has also said that his Union is hopeful that the mines will be reopened so that it will be easy for it to settle its debts and also be able to employ more workers.
“Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Minerals Workers Union is very happy with the development that has taken place in Shabane Mashaba mines.
“We thank the member of parliament Hon D Mahwite and the President Comrade ED Munangagwa for intervening in this matter.
“We have been fighting management on the evictions and we thank the intervention that has seen all the evictions being stopped.
“We are now focusing on the payment of outstanding salaries. We need to see the former workers getting what they worked for and we also expect to see the mine working again employing more people in Zvishavane” said Chinhema
Mr. Chinhema also said that his Union is working towards making sure that workers who lost houses but haven’t found other alternative houses are rewarded promptly.
“We are working on the modalities that they return to their houses especially those who have not found other alternative accommodation,” said Chinhema.