The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has called the Monetary Policy Statement and Fiscal Measures announced by RBZ govern John Mangudya and Finance Minister an attack on the poor. The ZCTU said that it was shocking that the government had made such drastic policy changes without any consultation. Speaking to the Daily News, ZCTU president Peter Mutasa said,
We have been inundated by calls from workers around the country who are complaining bitterly. As an organisation, we are very worried about the mafia-style of policy formulation and implementation that has been adopted by the government. How can government just announce such policies with such a huge impact on all citizens without any consultations and notice?
This simply shows that we are in trouble as a nation…Citizens or workers are failing to make ends meet and the government is now coming in to squeeze their last breath. This is an attack against the poor. Workers of Zimbabwe are heavily taxed and cannot afford new tax increases.
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