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Farmworkers Reject US$30 Per Month Salary

Farmworkers Reject US$30 Per Month Salary

Farmworkers have rejected the wage increment approved by some unions in the agricultural sector that will see most of them getting $6 400 (US$30) per month.

The increment was agreed to by other unions, but the Progressive Agriculture and Allied Industries Workers Union of Zimbabwe (PAAWUZ) Wednesday rejected the offer, saying it was an insult to the sector.

The increment comes when the family monthly basket has risen to $40 000.

PAAWUZ interim general-secretary Philip Mafundu described the “paltry” increment as a mockery and imperial capitalism. He said:

We reject the paltry salary increment signed by other unions for the agricultural industry, the general agriculture and horticulture sectors.

Six thousand and four hundred dollars only for a family of someone doing essential service is pathetic. Agricultural workers never stopped working during this (COVID-19) pandemic. They have endured so much to ensure that the nation is fed. They are now mocking them. Agricultural workers should stand up, unite and fight for their rights.

Farmworkers also appealed to the government to bear in mind that farmworkers are not animals that are, in fact, being treated better than farmworkers. They added:

There will be no Christmas to celebrate for the farmworkers this year, with the food basket now well above $40 000. How is one supposed to survive on $6 400 monthly?

PAAWUZ accused other unions in the agricultural sector of misrepresenting the interests of the workers.

The union is pushing for a US$80 minimum wage for the least paid as per the June 2018 schedule.

More: NewsDay


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20 Comments

Soul jah love 6 months ago

Vana Sean i type dzakangwarira kuma comments,"he uneducated ,shanganhi bag ,Malawi.Wasangana nevasingazvidzvisise,urikunyepa iwe...iwe uri type ino mamiswa nechikomba cha madam vako,,ukasangana naye oti,"Sean",iwe wo jumper oti,"Ma".Huhahahahaha
Musadenha ma giant matemba kuchema.
Conquring!!!!!!


super sithole 6 months ago

Pakaipa


Chahototo 6 months ago

Ma farm workers ndoanosimudza nyika pasina kurima nyika yadhakwa so they deserve to be paid good salary


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Sean 6 months ago

Ndoo mari inoenderana nemadofo,iwe unorambirei uchishanda papurazi remunhu arikurima zvekiya kiya uchitadza kutsvaga pako wozvirimira?woda kutoita half half nemuridzi wepurazi?Wake up.Kana waona mari iyoyo isingaite pack your shangani bag and go back to Malawi idiot.


Bright 6 months ago

Wakawana nguva ukwane unoreva kti ma zimba ahamo hre muma farm musoro uzere mvura wanzwa

Sir king dejavu wejecha 6 months ago

Eh tsano so murikuti those without education do not deserve to eat . Tikwanirei plus mumapurazi makazara mashona vanhu veku Malawi wawakavenga ndomalandlord muharare . Cunt stupid zezuru . Treat everyone equall ko zvatiriwo maforeigner pasouth totokohwa magrapes asi tohora mari yotenga wani

Januzaj Ⓜ️uninja 6 months ago

Ska unoti vese vari kushanda kumapurazi ndeve kumalawi here nxaaa zvimwe zvacho sooo

TRP 6 months ago

Vasadaro so


Soul jah love 6 months ago

Ummm @Beasty boy chiveti chenu ichi,the algebra misculculated by photosithensis being the enigma of osmosis diluted by stigmatisation through oesophigus parallelogrum of the simultenusly eqation.....huhahahahahahaha eke skuz me saka isu vana bhonkie tonzwei nhai vakuru.
Pasi nemi va Beasty boy,taurai chero Ndebele nekuti iyi yamukuita i pengelenge..


Havin' 6 months ago

Sauro wapedzerwa nechirungu hre kkkk

Beasty boy 6 months ago

This is utterly insane,US$30!Whats abashing it's the same individual paid those nuts being the same person who votes for the same oppressor into power.This is purely witchcraft,the spirit of manipilation and control.These outrageous and disgusting money hungry mongrels fattening their pockets through the sweats of poor,uneducated and brainwashed peasants will burn in hell fire.
Down with cheap labour.


Gaffer 6 months ago

Wonzwa zvonzi war veteran odakupiwa $200us yekut vakarwira ivhu kut mwana wemutema agopiwa $30 paFarm. $30 ndoingatopiwa maCdes coz ndozvinoenderana nebasa ravakaita


Brian 6 months ago

100 dollars yaa not 30 ahiite musadherere kumukira kunotyora fodya na half 4 azvibude


Nomathemba Siziba 6 months ago

It's just too too little very embarrassing 30us really?


Kaguvi 6 months ago

Ndinobva ndafunga zvangu Hosia Chipanga achit nyuchi kana dzaruma dzinosiya udorera.
Zvinorwadza kuita slave yeumwe mublack saka ma Boer aiva nani ka nekuti economy yaiva stable plus hatina ukama navo.manje wotambudzwa nana moyondizvo....
NHM


Mr ndhlumbi 6 months ago

Government is not fair panyaya dzema pay idzi manje $6400 ino enderana papi ne$40000. Its means Progressive Agriculture and Allied Industries Workers Union of Zimbabwe (PAAWUZ) haina kukwana


Bright 6 months ago

Yaaa Inoita se inoshanda pa farm ahina kuita mushe basa repa farm ma1 rinorwadza

KingFire 6 months ago

100 usd per worker. Remember isu kuti tidye nyama yemombe and other vegetables dzobva mumaoko evanhu ava. Some employers even export the outputs


Mhondoro 6 months ago

Unopenga iwe,$100 yekusakura ?

Do that 6 months ago

Zvekuti farm Worker izvezvi Kuti nzvanyirira mhunhu ikk these days handiti takati tifanane ere Vapei Mari chayiyo inotenga imi 30 aaaah ko ka 90 karisei🤔☘️☘️



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