New minimum wage for agriculture sector set

01 Feb, 2023 - 11:02 0 Views
New minimum wage for agriculture sector set

The Sunday News

Valencia Ndhlovu, Sunday News Reporter

THE National Employment Council for the Agricultural industry has set minimum wages for workers effective 1 January 2023.

The general agriculture sector’s USD denominated wage has remained constant as per agreed wages effective September 2022. In a statement on Tuesday, the National Employment Council Agricultural industry in Zimbabwe Chief Executive Officer Mr David Madyausiku said:

“In the newly agreed wages, the lowest general agriculture sector grade A1 will continue to pocket ZW$79887 at interbank rates equivalent to USD 107 which is the agreed wage. The highest will pocket ZW$158282 equivalent to USD212,” said Mr Madyausiku.

While the adjustments remain the same on the USD rate, they changed on ZW$ through an agreement by the social parties. Council emphasized on employers to stick to the stipulated adjustments.

Grades between A2 and C1 will see their increased minimum wages between ZW$ 85114 and USD$ 146336. No employee in the general Agriculture sector shall receive a basic wage which is lower than the minimum wage prescribes.

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