Zimbabwean mine employees have been awarded an 80 percent wage increase this year, a senior mining official said Thursday.

Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (AMWUZ) president Tinago Ruzive said in a statement that all employees will get the wage increases, even if their employers had been paying above the current minimum wages.

“We managed to cobble out an agreement of 80 percent wage/salary increase for the mining industry covering the period from January to December 2019. This raised the minimum wage for the industry from 262.32 to 468.58.

“This increase is based on the dollar value increase for those mines which may be paying above the minimum due to various reasons or merit, therefore no employee shall fail to get an increase,” he said.

AMWUZ represents about 20,000 employees. Enditem

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