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Commander-General of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) Bernardino Rafael has reiterated the need for dialogue between the workers and employer at the Xinavane Sugar Mill in Manhiça district, Maputo province
Speaking in Xinavane at the start of commemorations of the force’s 47th anniversary, Bernardino Rafael underlined that only through dialogue could the disputes between the parties involved in the conflict be resolved.
“We had what we had, this has to go away, once and for all! It has to be a lesson studied, learned, and the negative part discarded. We want union between workers and the factory, between workers and the Mozambican police. We want fresh ideas when there is a problem that tarnishes our lives and threatens public security. We think that, in future, such cases should be resolved peacefully,” he said.
Bernardino Rafael’s appeal arises from recent vandalism of infrastructure and other assets at the Xinavane factory by workers there. At issue there is the demand for a salary increase and the payment of bonuses under the production maximisation subsidy scheme, which have not been made for some years.
The PRM Commander-General acknowledged in the same speech the involvement of some corporation agents in criminal acts, and appealed for greater collaboration between the police and the community in the eradication of such behaviour.