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Mine Workers' Union Rejects 108% Salary Increase

Mine Workers' Union Rejects 108% Salary Increase

The Zimbabwe Diamond, Allied and Mineral Workers Union (ZDAMWU) says the 108% salary increase approved by the National Employment Council (NEC), Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (AMWUZ) and the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (CMZ) on 19 May is too little.

ZDAMWU secretary-general, Justice Chinhema, on Monday said the salary increment is meaningless as long as it is in Zimbabwe dollars. Said Chinhema:

Even if they negotiate 500% — as long it is in local currency it is a non-starter because the only solution is a United States dollar salary.

These guys take mine workers for fools. There is a need for a petition to challenge this.

It did not come from the workers, and it’s not for the workers. AMWUZ doesn’t represent workers’ interests.

They have become part of the bourgeois class. Using the current official exchange rate, the minimum wage is US$360.

Under the recently approved salary structure, the lowest-paid mine worker will take home $93 074 up from $44 640 while the highest-paid mine worker will be getting $215 872 up from $103 535.

However, Chinhema said mine workers in other African countries like Ghana earned US$700 minimum wage. He said:

So the increase of the minimum wage is US$1 up to December 2022.

Rates change every week and we doubt that by December we will still be alive.

Cooking oil is now US$6 from US$3,50 for two litres. We need currency stability.

The new salary structure is for the period 1 April to 31 December 2022.

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ngorima mushava 1 month ago

local currency is our legal tender, those who want us$salary should go to the us embassy in Westgate and get visas to go kunogara naBiden

ln 1 month ago

ipai vashandi Mari inotenga kwete kungu nhuwa mukamwa zvisina bass apa.

Mwakusha 1 month ago

Kuda kupa miner ma rtgs imi muchitengesa zvicherwa in USD. That's selfish

Ta@aa 1 month ago

Mawages arikutaurwa nehurumende ndeekurwisanisa mushandi nemushandirwi nekuti ivo vakonewa kubhadhara vavo muenzaniso wemawages edomestic .

young generation 1 month ago

pamberinavaMnangagwa✊✊ viva ZANU PF viva✊✊ pasi naChamisa ✊

THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

Go tell your wife/girlfriend that statement , in a few seconds your relationship will be over. She will find a good reason for your failure to buy her a single pent. 😂😂😂


Tafi 1 month ago

Aah talk about kusiyana kwezvichemo. Give this money to civil servants

John Chibadura 1 month ago

Mining industry ma1 wangu that's why vazhinji venyu chose to be civil servants. It's a dangerous job plus fos**** inotsva

dispenser 1 month ago

ngaauye nawo ,we are tired nekutyityidzirwa .that shows he is going to die by a gun himself.

THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

Down with ZANU pf, in the end we will be treated like people of Afighanistan. We will be told what to wear (National dress code) and our daily dealings will be monitored. I see people running away of Zimbabwe,because Zimbabwe is heading for a crisis never seen before.

THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

I've never loved ZANU pf my guy, those statements will be a form of retaliation to you guys who hate Ndebele people. It's not cool especially when we the Ndebele people support Chamisa so much, only to be underrated by our brothers and sisters of the Shona tribe. Ndebele people shun supporting ZAPU long ago because they so potential in Tsvangirai and now @Chamisa. I love CCC my guy, and I've never voted for ZANU pf ever. Please let's fight tribalism amoungst ourselves 🙏🙏🙏

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Wakutaura zvine musoro manje kwete zvana ED pfee zvaunositaura😂

THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

Nhasi ndirikuti down next ZANU pf, Ummmm I saw the weapons which were being viewed by Chiwenga in Indonesia Ummmm guys let's not support that 😬😬😬

THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

These guys in 2014 I remember a professional miner used to get US$1500 @ How Min, so it's a big lose to them to earn these Bearer cheques😂😂😂😂

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Imi vapfana imi siyai madrugs mhani mukuramba Zim dollar muchida US kuti muri varungu here. Musatisaize😂

America🇺🇸 1 month ago


America🇺🇸 1 month ago

Refusing your own currency Hamunyari,kuZambia banoshandisa kwacha.

El Zorro Dorado 1 month ago

We are not refusing our own currency,but we need currency!! A currency is a medium of exchange that is presently used and the Zim dollar does not fit such description,we need the US Dollar.thank you America.

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