Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Strike season: Southern Africa

Zim looks set for a full-scale strike by government workers over pay. This after finance minister, Tendai Biti rebuked them for talking about striking for proper wages. Their demands, however, would require a significant increase in the country's wage bill, including, for example, an increase from $296 to $564 for the lowest-paid workers.

At least this strike looks set for school holidays, unlike Swaziland, where striking civil servants have closed schools and other facilities.

South Africa has also been teetering on the brink of civil servant protests.

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