Labour union, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has called for a 50 per cent salary increment for Zimbabwean workers. The labour union cited the increase in prices of basic goods saying the increment was necessary to cushion workers. In a statement, ZCTU secretary general Japhet Moyo said,
The ZCTU has noted with great concern the shocking massive price hikes which are affecting almost every basic commodity thereby worsening the plight of the already struggling masses of Zimbabwe.
“Prices of most products have gone up by over 50 per cent and the prices continue to rise at break-neck speed and this has seriously eroded the incomes of the ordinary who are now finding it hard to survive on their meagre wages. Labour notes that most workers earn an average of $300 a month and therefore cannot afford to buy goods in most shop…The ZCTU reiterates its earlier demand for a 50 percent upward review of wages and salaries across the board to compensate for the increases in basic commodities.
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