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Another storm brews at Zimra

by Staff Reporter
27 Dec 2016 at 05:54hrs | Views
A fierce fight is looming at the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority over lie detectors as moves to fish out corrupt officials intensify.

The first group of workers' will be subjected to tests between today and Friday.

According to state media, Zimra acting human resources and administration director Gamuchirai Makwangudze informed workers through a letter to Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Trade Union (Zimratu) on  19 December.

"Reference is made to the discussion between the Zimratu president and the head of employee relations over the phone on the 17th December 2016.

"During the meeting held on the 19th of August 2016, you were informed that the authority had received a directive from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to carry out polygraph testing of employees.

"We would like to inform you that the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority is now proceeding with the implementation of polygraph testing of employees transferred to strategic locations in the authority starting with those transferred to Beitbridge Border Post".

However, Zimratu president John Chirenda said the tests are a violation of workers rights.

"We note with grave concern your continuous violation of the workers' rights by initiating a polygraph process unilaterally.
 
"The union would also want to categorically deny ever discussing with Zimra this subject on the said date of 19 August 2016.

"The issue discussed on the date in question was the abrupt transfer of workers by Zimra.

"The union would want to remind you that your intended actions are a serious and direct violation of Zimra workers.

"Zimratu is thus urging you to stop your planned tests and engage the union on this matter."




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