Zimbabwe's Construction Workers Demand Pay Rise

Zimbabwe's construction workers are demanding a wage increase of about five percent, setting the stage for a bruising fight with their employers, the majority of whom are struggling to find contracts due to a worsening economic situation.

This was disclosed in a memo sent to members of the Zimbabwe Building Contractors Association in which the organisation's chief executive officer, Crispen Tsvarai, is canvassing for their input.

"Negotiations for the 2016/2017 wages review commenced in the negotiations committee of the National Employment Council for the Construction Industry in Zimbabwe on Tuesday 5, April 2016. The employees requested for the minimum wage to be increased from US$310,00 to US$325,00 per month, an increase of 4,8 percent," Tsvarai said in the memo.

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