Workers in the mining industry have been awarded an 80 per cent wage increase.
This follows negotiations between the Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (AMWUZ) and the Chamber of Mines.
This was revealed in a statement by MWUZ president Tinago Ruzive who explained that the salary increase will be covering the period January to December 2019. Said Ruzive:
This increase is based on the dollar value increase for those mines who may be paying above the minimum due to various reasons or merit, therefore no employee shall fail to get an increase.
The latest wage hike has the effect of raising the minimum wage for the industry from $262,32 to $468,58.