Zimbabwe raises public workers pay by 29pc

  • News Digest

Mar 22, 2019-

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s public workers have accepted a 29 percent salary hike for the lowest paid employees, which the government says will cushion them against double-digit inflation, unions said on Thursday, and likely averting a strike in the interim. Civil servants in the southern African nation twice rejected a lower government wage offer in January but had been divided over a strike. Zimbabwe is gripped by a severe US dollar crunch, causing shortages of fuel, food and medicine and dashing hopes among citizens that the economy will quickly recover after years of sputtering under Robert Mugabe, who was removed after a coup in 2017. (REUTERS)

Published: 22-03-2019 10:45

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