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24 July 2017 00:36 (South Africa)

Air Zimbabwe workers take strike action

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The latest workers to go on strike in sub-Saharan Africa are pilots and crew at Air Zimbabwe. Surprisingly enough, the airline does still actually function, well, when its staff isn't on strike. Workers are demanding the reinstatement of allowances that were scrapped in February. The state-owned airline's chairperson, Jonathan Kadzura, said on television on Thursday that the government could not afford to increase their wages. Pilots reportedly currently earn $1,200 a month, which may not seem like a lot, but has to be understood within the context of the extremely weak Zimbabwean economy.  Read more: Reuters via News24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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