TelOne workers in Mashonaland West and Mashonaland Central are up in arms with Regional Manager Kanganwai Sande for refusing to give them off days.
The workers argue that most private companies and Government departments countrywide have sent their workers home in order to minimise the risk of contracting the deadly coronavirus.
To make matters worse, the manager is reportedly violating a company circular issued at the Rugare House headquarters in Harare, which ordered that critical staff be given two weeks off on rotational basis in order to decongest the workplace.
Workers who spoke to Nhau anonymously for fear of victimisation, confirmed they are anxious over continuously coming to work at a time a second wave of Covid-19 is wreaking havoc across the country.
“We are supposed to be split into teams which work for two weeks and get two weeks off so that we are safe from Covid-19, but we are being treated unfairly,” said one of the disgruntled employees.
The workers told Nhau that they last underwent Covid-19 tests in November last year, placing them and their customers at risk of not just contracting the disease but spreading it.
“There is not even a facility for regular Covid-19 testing despite us coming to work since the Level 4 lockdown started. We are now always anxious; why can’t the manager just be humane?”
Companies across Zimbabwe are battling the effects of Covid-19 – as they are losing revenue, productive hours and even human resources. Even Government has felt the heavy blow of Covid-19 as President Mnangagwa has had to bury four of his ministers who succumbed to the virus. Nhau/Indaba