The spread of COVID-19 has further exposed an already failing system, leading to an intensified political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe. The government, however, seems busy cracking down on critics
The nurses have been threatening a strike due to their working conditions. Their real incomes have eroded by over 85% over the past two years.
Even as the government has moved a labor court seeking an interdict on their strike, Zimbabwe’s doctors who have stayed off work for 37 days are determined to continue their protest unless their demand for a wage revision is met
Peter Mogombeyi, President of ZHDA which is leading the ongoing strike, was kidnapped on Saturday night by three people suspected to be state security agents
In less than a year since the introduction of the RTGS currency, the value of salaries of civil servants in Zimbabwe has dropped to less than 10% of what they were in USD
Despite repeated police harassment and physical attacks on the union’s president, members of ARTUZ will carry their struggle forward
Since the introduction of salary payments in a quasi-currency pegged to USD in October last year, wages of the lowest paid civil servants have fallen from the equivalent of USD 475 to USD 47.
As the rumours of a military coup persists, government attempts to confine soldiers to barracks which are rumoured to have run out of food.
Ngqabutho Mabhena, general secretary of Zimbabwe Communist Party, says the government is seeking to resolve the economic crisis by reducing the workers’ real wages as well as the budgetary allocation, and using the costs thus extracted to service foreign debts