Zimbabwe’s Complicated Wage Systems

Friday, October 24, 2008 

By Rejoice Ngwenya, Harare 

Rejoice NgwenyaCompanies in Zimbabwe have innovated weekly wages based on a cost of living adjustment rate
agreed to with sectoral affiliates of the national employment council. They even compete amongst themselves to bait high school dropouts with fortnightly wages, a daily plate of basic lunch and at times, daily transport allowance – conditions which government teachers can only dream of.

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