workers.jpgThe industrial action by Norton Town Council employees has ended following the intervention of the town’s district administrator who has guaranteed that workers will get their salaries by the 6th of May 2011.

The council offices were deserted for a week following an industrial action by employees who were demanding their February and March salaries.

The workers committee chairperson, Mr. Godfrey Mapupu, confirmed that the workers are back at work following an understanding that their salaries would be paid by the 6th of this month.

The MDC-T led council is also facing allegations of misappropriation of funds amounting to $36 000 and Mr. Mapupu said a hearing concerning the disappearance of the money was held and deferred to an undisclosed date.

Residents who spoke to ZBC News also expressed disappointment over the poor service delivery by the MDC-T led council saying since 2008 there has not been any development initiatives in the town.

Efforts to get a comment from the council’s chief executive, Mr. Winslow Muyambi, were fruitless as his mobile phone was not reachable.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development, Dr Ignatius Chombo, says he will ensure that workers will get what is due to
them.

Dr Chombo has criticised the Norton Town Council for failing to notify his ministry about the labour dispute.