Zimbabwe: 600 Diamond Workers Strike Over Salaries

OVER 600 workers at Anjin Investments, one of the biggest mining firms at the Chiadzwa fields, have gone on strike demanding higher salaries and better working conditions in the wake of the KPCS endorsement of diamond sales.

The workers claim the lowest-paid employee (general hand) earns US$180 per month, an amount they want moved to US$600 in line with the poverty datum line.

The strike began on Saturday morning and by late yesterday, the workers were still on strike serve for the security department.

Anjin is among five companies that were licensed by the Government to partner the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation to mine alluvial diamonds in Marange.

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