THE Zimbabwe Catering and Hotel Workers Union (ZCHWU) president Felistas Nyamunda has said her union will soon establish a vocational school in Harare to help her members advance their studies.
Nyamunda said the initiative also aims to improve the quality of service in the sector.
“We are planning to build a hotel school because we have seen that most of our members in the industry do not have the chance to further their studies. This can help us to enhance quality of services in the hotel industry.
“This school initiative will also help the union to educate its members about how to collectively engage with their employers when it comes to bargaining their salaries and working rights,” said Nyamunda.
According to the ZCHWU, they are working on modalities to finance their project which they say is an achievable task.
The organisation’s general secretary Enock Mahari concurred: “We are tirelessly working as an organisation to come up with a hotel school which we think will help players in the industry, those who aspiring to come in the hotel sector, students on attachment and those who want to take it as a hobby.
“We want to ensure no one will be left behind because we want to boost our tourism and hospitality sector which was heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic since last year.”