Miners deadlocked over minimum wage

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THE Chamber of Mines and the Associated Mineworkers Union of Zimbabwe (Amwuz) this week failed to agree on the minimum wage for 2020 with both parties now engaging in further consultations with their respective constituents, businessdigest has learnt.

The negotiations come at a time the country is facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, punctuated by a debilitating liquidity crunch, an acute foreign currency shortage, rolling power cuts lasting up to 18 hours daily, capacity utilisation of less than 40% and runaway inflation of more than 500%.

Amwuz president Tinago Ruzive told businessdigest this week after their meeting that the two parties failed to reach an agreement on the minimum wage.
“We have met with the chamber and we both agree that there is need to increase the minimum wage. We want a minimum wage of ZW$4 600, while the Chamber is looking at a minimum wage of ZW$2 800,” Ruzive said.–https://www.theindependent.co.zw/

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