Mining Workers Appeal For Increase In Pay, Increased Safety Inspections
Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (Amwuz) president Tinago Ruzive has appealed to have the salaries of mine workers increased. Said Ruzive,
Now a living wage that I was talking of is around $500 a month. So that’s where the poverty datum line is hovering. The Chamber of Mines, the Associated Mine Workers Union and the employers, in general, should actually improve on the salary of workers in the mining industry…What we are saying is that employers should soften their hearts and make sure that workers do get a salary that can actually maintain their lives or make them get the necessary foodstuffs that a family of six requires…We also implore government to make sure that mining inspectors are visible in the industry on a regular basis. Their presence in the industry will continue to the improvement of health and safety across the industry.