October 31, 2019 / 1:16 PM / 12 days ago

Zimbabwe state employees to protest over pay - public sector union

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, speaks during a state funeral of Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe, at the national sports stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe, September 14, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe government workers will take to the streets next week to press President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration to raise salaries as soaring inflation erodes their wages and pensions, the main public sector union said on Thursday.

Public sector workers in Zimbabwe are demanding to be paid U.S. dollar-indexed salaries and have said the worst economic crisis in a decade has left them unable to go to work.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe

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