- April 20, 2021
- Posted in LOCAL
Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Mineral Workers Union (Zdamwu) Secretary-General Justice Chinhema has called for the government to enact laws that protect and benefit local miners at large.
By Shantel Chisango
Speaking on the trending issue of local miners being cheated or illtreated by investors, Mr. Chinhema said there is a need to reflect on the importance of local miners and the government must protect its local mining citizens by ensuring that there are laws that place immunity on local miners while benefiting all.
“There is a need to reflect on the critical role of mineworkers in the country, and we expect the government to now put policies that protect and benefit mine workers.
“We want policies that protect communities that are being mined. We want a safe working environment and investors who respect and observe the laws of this country,” said Chinhema.
Chinhema stated that the existence of gross unfair labour practises especially on wages and salaries while corruption and leakages rise at their peak is destroying the mining sector.
Furthermore, he said 2021 is a year that mineworkers declare their independence from poverty and poor presentation, hence the promise to stand for local miners and their rights.
“Workers through their vibrant union are challenging the criminal elements in the name of administrators to get what they worked for,” stated Chinhema.
Mr. Chinhema assured all mineworkers that Zdamwu is going to stand with miners in a bid to promote their rights and protect them from predatory investors and sabotaging policies.
Zdamwu is an organization that helps in addressing challenges being faced by retired and current workers in the Zimbabwe mining sector.