striking faithwear staff2.jpgWorkers at a local clothing manufacturing company, Faithwear, are up in arms with their employer over non-payment of salaries and allowances that have accrued since April last year.

Faithwear workers are clamoring for the head of their employer after some of them say they were retrenched without terminal benefits while others allege they haven’t received their backpay backdating to April last year.

The workers at the Faithwear Ruwa factory told ZBC News that they have been sleeping at the premises for the past three days.




striking faithwear employees.jpgThey said they feared that Mr Brent Vanroyen, who is their boss might skip the country since it is believed he wants to relocate to South Africa.

Executive Director of Affirmative Action Group, Dr Davison Gomo said there is nothing wrong in anyone relocating but they must do so after they have met their responsibilities of paying salaries owed to workers.

Contacted for comment Mr Brent Vanroyen dismissed the allegations saying the workers were employed on contract basis and their contracts have expired.

Faithwear manufactures supplies branded clothing to upmarket outlets around the country.

The industrial action by workers at the Ruwa firm comes soon after workers at a Kaylite manufacturing company in the capital downed tools alleging that their employer has sold the company without giving them a chance to acquire it first.