SENIOR STAFF WRITER
THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has described the Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF) as a monumental failure and a disappointment which has left workers reeling from poor remuneration, the Daily News reports.
“My assessment is that the TNF is turning out to be a monumental failure. There are many reasons why it has failed, including the way it is legally structured. For example, at the beginning of the conversation between employers, government and organised labour, we had agreed that the government should reverse SI 142 because of what was created after the introduction of the mono-currency. That decision was not implemented. A clear agreement between social partners was ignored.
“There are certain issues that we have raised in terms of the containment of Covid-19. How people are treated on the many checkpoints scattered around the country.“How government is supposed to provide adequate transport for essential service workers and testing, but government decided to apportion testing to private players when we had agreed that the government should do it.“In terms of how the TNF has fared, it has been a huge disappointment. The TNF has not lived to its expectations. The government has ignored the TNF when it comes to crafting policies and implementing resolutions from the TNF,” Moyo added.
This comes as the government has refuted claims that there was a crisis in the country, saying it was a creation of “detractors” on an anti-government campaign.