Mine workers get 24.5% wage increment

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Chris Mahove 

Workers in the mining industry have been awarded a 24.5% salary increase back-dated to July 2021, with the least worker now earning a gross salary of $30 500 or USD 192.98 for the period up to December 2021.

This follows a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe and the Chamber of Mines Zimbabwe. pourquoi prendre du viagra

The increments will be awarded to workers in grades 1-13 and will be paid in both the USD and Zimbabwe Dollars, and will include an exemption clause as stipulated in Statutory Instrument 152 of 1990, clause 6{Exemptions, variations and savings}.

The agreement between the two parties, the NEC noted, was subject to review on a quarterly basis based on the prevailing economic conditions in the industry. ivermectin crushable

The mining industry is the biggest foreign currency earner in the country and is targeting to hit the USD 12 billion mark by 2023. overdose ivermectin

In a circular to mines, the National Employment Council for the mining industry said employers who had the capacity to pay more than the gazetted salaries should do so.

“Those employers who are able to pay more than the NEC minimums are encouraged to do so,” read the statement.

The NEC said employers should ensure that deductions for the Mining Industries Pensions Fund, NEC dues amounting to 0. 3 % of the grade minimum as well as membership subscriptions of 3 % of the gross salary of each member were deducted , including shortfalls back-dated to July 2021. ivermectin .08

A Mine Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 100,000 ZWD per month, with those with between two and five years’ experience earning approximately ZWL 134 000 per month.

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