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ZBC Employees Request Meeting With ED

By Samson Fombe

The national broadcaster ZBC employees have demanded a meeting with the President Emmerson Mnangagwa to discuss their grievances which includes unpaid COVID-19 allowances, low staff morale and high staff turnover among other issues.

In their letter to Infomation Secretary Nick Mangwana, ZBC workers said they have through the workers committee tried to meet Mnangagwa without success.

“ZBC employees have since declared incapacitation and are requesting your office to facilitate a meeting with the Head of State to hand over a petition and highlight several issues that have been affecting them. This comes after months of requests by employees to meet the first citizen, which was delayed by the ZBC workers committee with the hope that a long-lasting solution would be found for the problems bedeviling the corporation and employees,” the workers said.

The workers also reported that their relationship with the company Chief Executive Officer Helliate Rushwaya while also bemoaning high staff turnover which they attributed to neglect by the management.

They added that they are owed five months arrears for COVID-19 allowances while highlighting the fall in standards including content and the brand in general.

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