More than 32,000 labor contracts suspended in Mozambique due to COVID-19

2020-10-13 21:45:50 GMT2020-10-14 05:45:50(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

MAPUTO, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Mozambican Workers' Organization (OTM-CS) said on Tuesday that more than 32,000 labor contracts were suspended since March due to the impact of the novel coronavirus in the country.

According to Alexandre Munguambe, the Secretary-General of OTM-CS who spoke to the press in Maputo after a flower deposition at Mozambique Hero Square to celebrate the day of the Organization of Workers of Mozambique, 1,500 workers from 27 of its companies lost their jobs.

"The research we did shows a frightening number of workers being laid off in various ways due to the pandemic," said Mungumbe, adding that if there is a willingness on the part of employers, the workers that are essential in the productive factor can be spared the pain.

The Minister of Employment and Social Security, Margarida Talapa called on employers and the working class to reinforce dialogue in order to reduce redundancies in companies.

This year the celebrations took place under the motto "Forty years in the struggle for labor and union rights". Enditem