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ZBC workers demand to meet ED over incapacitation

HARARE – ZBC employees have written to Information secretary Nick Mangwana requesting an audience with President Emmerson Mnangagwa over staff welfare and general incapacitation.

ZBC employees want to petition Mnangagwa and highlight several challenges that have been affecting the state broadcaster.

The state broadcaster’s workers committee said they had been trying for months, without success, to meet Mnangagwa hoping that a long-lasting solution would be found for the problems bedeviling the corporation and its employees.

Complaints raised by ZBC employees include:

1. Staff welfare- failure to comply with NEC minimum salaries, and pension.

2. Covid-19 allowances- 5 months arrears.

3. Unpreparedness for the 2023 elections period resources, transport, equipment, and staff morale.

4. Abuse of company resources- fuel, hiring of vehicles.

5. Victimization.

6. High staff turnover – at Executive, Management and General staff level.

7. Nosedive of ZBC standards- Content, brand, and local allowances for productions.

8. Collapse of the relationship between employees and the CEO.