Domestic Workers Allied Union has lamented the poor wages gazetted by the government saying how will they afford to send their children to school or access medical care with what the government proposed that they should be paid. The Zimbabwe Allied Domestic Workers deputy secretary-general Mr Toindepi Dhure spoke to the Sunday Mail and said:
So what we have actually legislated is that domestic workers can no longer send their children to school; they cannot access health services. We appreciate the challenges in our economy. Government is trying its level best, but legislating such wages is something they need to revisit and correct.
The new wage structure as gazetted by the government will see a Gardner earning $160, a housekeeper $168 and a childminder $179, and a disabled minder with a RedCross certificate $189. Those who are not accommodated at their workplace will get a total of $130.
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