Zimbabwe’s National Employment Council for the Mining Industry, comprising the Mineworkers Union of Zimbabwe and the Chamber of Mines, has agreed to a 7.5 percent wage increase for most miners.
The minimum wage for gold miners will rise to $197.53 a month, up from $183.75. Diamond and platinum mine workers will see their pay climb to $212.21 from $197.40, according to a document handed to reporters by the chamber.
John Chikombero, the chief executive officer of the Harare- based chamber, didn’t immediately respond to e-mailed questions.
Zimbabwe has the world’s second-largest deposits of platinum and ferrochrome, after neighboring South Africa. The country also produces gold, coal, diamonds, nickel and copper.
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