The Minister for Labour and Social Welfare Dr Sekai Nzenza has approved a $12 wage increase for bricklayers, a development that will now see the lowest paid bricklayer earning $155 a month, up from $143.
This was revealed in a government Gazette printed last week.
Nzenza approved the collective bargaining agreement entered into between the National Employment Council for the Brickmaking and Clay Products Employers Association and Brickmaking and Clay Workers’ Union in December last year.
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The notice reads as follows:
It is hereby notified that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has approved the publication of the collective bargaining agreement.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has condemned that paltry increment as a joke.
Sekai Nzenza is the current Minister of Industry and Commerce in the Government of Zimbabwe. She is also a writer and an international development consultant specialising in NGO accountability, health, microenterprise and human rights. She was born in rural Zimbabwe and trained as a nurse... Read More About Sekai Nzenza
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions is the country's biggest worker representative with most of its members in different sectors of industry in Zimbabwe. It has special interests in labour activism and this has resulted in it being linked to opposition political parties particularly the... Read More About Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions