The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and Allied Workers Trade Union (ZIMRATU) has declared incapacitation.
In a statement, ZIMRATU president Dominic Manyangadze said the trade union was concerned about the rapid deterioration of conditions of work of its members across the country.
“We the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and Allied workers Trade Union (ZIMRATU) having collated experiences and submissions and the recommendations thereof; concerned about the rapid deterioration of conditions of work of our members across the country and the effects thereof, inter-alia.
“Workers can no longer virement funds to subsidise the employer on transport.
“Now therefore given the foregoing, it is thus declared that most of our members are unable to report for duty with effect from January 14th 2019 due to incapacitation,” he said.
Manyangadze said the bus fare was now $10 and the employer is only giving them $3
“The bus fare to work is $10 return trip against the $3 being paid by the employer, Systematic erosion of the value of our members’ salaries, sharp increase of prices of basic commodities and transport fares yet salaries remain static despite the decline of their value and charging of certain commodities in hard currency (USD) such as medicines , fuel increase inter-alia,” he said.