The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is deeply concerned with the state of the country’s economy. The deteriorating and unstable macro-economic environment has had a serious impact on the worker and their quest for decent salaries.
The upward adjustment in the fuel prices has had knock-on effects on the prices of the basic goods and services such as transport, rentals, schools fees, food and medical aid.
The working people of Zimbabwe have already suffered immensely as wages have failed to keep pace with the inflationary trends.
The situation has worsened rendering it practically impossible for workers across all sectors to earn the current salaries (June 2019) and sustain their families or be able to go to work.
It is in this vein, that the ZCTU is calling for the urgent convening of the Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF) whose sole agenda would be to discuss the macroeconomic situation and erosion of workers’ salaries.