The Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (Amwuz) and the employer body, the Chamber of Mines, are at loggerheads over a wage increment meant to cushion employees in the sector from the current inflationary environment.
The negotiations come at a time when the economic crisis continues to deepen, characterised by a foreign currency shortage, a debilitating liquidity crunch, prolonged power cuts and low production.
Amwuz president Tinago Ruzive has said that they had met on Tuesday and although they had agreed on the need for an increment, they disagreed on the amount to be awarded.
Ruzive said they had argued that they need a huge increment in view of the skyrocketing of prices of basic commodities.
He said the two parties will meet next week for further discussions on the issue.
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