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Zimbabwe's Main Trade Union Sets Out Hard-Currency Pay Demand

An official of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, the country's largest organized labor federation, said its members should be paid a minimum $US454 a month.

ZCTU Deputy Secretary General Japhet Moyo told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that this amount is what a family of six needs to survive.

But he said there has been resistance from employers who say private-sector workers should get the same US$100 allowance the government is giving public employees such as teachers, hospital workers, police officers and government clerical workers.

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