Harare Water workers on strike
Workers at Harare Water’s Main Workshop along Coventry Road have been on a sit in since last week Monday in protest over unpaid salaries.
Yesterday, some workers could be seen downing wise waters while some decided to just sit and converse.
“Workers at the Harare Water Main Workshop which has about 300 workers have been on sit since Monday last week.
“The Coventry Road workshop has water and sewerage services to capital city CBD and most of the low density suburbs.
“The reason for our sit in is because of the back log of salaries from March 2016.
“Harare Water HR (Human Resources) is not willing to meet employees at this station instead they want to suspend some employees.
“At workshop pane vakuru vaviri vakaba mapipe vachitengesa, nyaya dzavo dzino tsikwa tsikwa umwe anodanana nemukadzi wemunhu mukandewe kuChitungwiza.0
“Lady is from Chitungwiza, no change situation is still tense,” said one of the workers who will remain anonymous.
The source added “employees are saying of the three superintendents here only one has workers at his heart the other two want to skin us alive.
“Including the one who is love with a married woman of Chitungwiza; water has two superintendents of the two, worker are saying it is better to remain with the one who does trunk mains.
“Back to HR hanzi they forget we have wives and children to look after and send to schools. HR must know we use public transport calling for US$1 during pick hours so daily US$2 is needed to and from work lunch and food for the family badly to have energy to dig our families to survive,” added the infuriated employee who was with his colleagues.
Asked to comment on the sit in, Harare City’s acting Corporate Communications Manager Michael Chideme said “the concerns are being attended to and the city is also encouraging all debtors to pay up so that we have discharge our mandate of service delivery and also payment of salaries as their (workers) are also part of service delivery because they are in the service delivery budget.”