Junior and mid-level doctors in Zimbabwe’s government hospitals, whose monthly salaries have dropped from USD 1,800 per month to USD 80, have been on strike since September 3. 286 doctors have been fired
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
The centrist opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has called for mass protests against the Mnangagwa government but leftist forces warn that they support the same neoliberal policies as the ruling party
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.
General Secretary of UFAWUZ, Ady Mutero, explains the nature of the severe economic crisis in Zimbabwe