‘No one may be compelled’: Zimbabwe unions go to court over Covid jabs

Posted by on September 7, 2021 2:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

Firms accused of ‘rounding up workers like animals’ for compulsory vaccination as country acts to stop spread of virus

Thousands of workers in Zimbabwe have been told they will face the sack if they refuse to be vaccinated with one of the Covid-19 jabs, according to the country’s biggest worker’s union.

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), an amalgamation of 35 labour unions representing 189,000 people, has accused employers of infringing workers’ rights, saying there is no law providing for compulsory vaccinations. It has taken the government and six companies to court for ordering employees to have the vaccine, arguing that the companies are “taking the law into their own hands” by forcing the issue.

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