ZIMBABWE United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) has started rolling out food hampers to its workers, while there are still negotiations between management and the subordinates pertaining to the awaiting Covid-19 risk allowances.
A reliable source from ZUPCO confirmed that the workers’ representatives and employers reached an understanding to cushion workers by giving them food hampers while negotiating about the COVID-19 allowance which is an outcry from the workers.
In an interview with Business Mail, Douglas Seremani chairperson of the ZUPCO workers’ committee said, “All the workers are going to receive food hampers for a period of one year or more depending on the availability of funds.”
Over the past weeks, ZUPCO workers have been disgruntled over unpaid COVID-19 risk allowances however, this move has appeased the worker’s complaints.
“The issue of Covid-19 risk allowances is a separate one, we are holding onto the management’s word that it will resolve our pending allowances. Also, our management encouraged us to bring more revenue so that we can be paid the Covid-19 allowances,” Seremani said.
ZUPCO workers are appreciative of the efforts made by their management as it will curb the hardships being faced by its employees.
Efforts to get a comment from the ZUPCO management were fruitless as the Chief Executive Officer Evaristo Madangwa’s phone went unanswered until the time of publishing.
Amanda Ellen Jojo – Business Mail