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Chinese miners urged to stop colonial tendencies in Zimbabwe

by Stephen Jakes
05 Jul 2020 at 09:52hrs | Views
THE Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Minerals Workers Union (ZDAMWU) has challenged the Chinese miners to stop colonial tendencies on local employees.

This came after a Chinese man shot and injured two employees at Redeem gold mine in the Midlands Province during a confrontation over their outstanding salaries.

In a statement ZDAMWU, Secretary Justice Chinhemarecently said the union does not tolerate abuse of mineworkers by foreign-owned companies.

“It is unfortunate that the employees, Wendy Chikwaira and Kennedy Tachiona were shot and badly injured after they had approached their employer to demand their outstanding salary arrears following their dismissal empty-handed," reads the statement.

"The most absurd thing is that they resort to violence because they gloat over having connections with politically affiliated individuals. Since the invasion of the mining sector by the Chinese, incidents of beatings, harassment and ill-treatment of workers by armed employers are rife and what is more worrying is that these employers brag about their political connections."

The union warned all Chinese employers in the industry to desist from using colonial tactics in handling labour disputes.

Source - Byo24News

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