STAFF WRITER 5 September 2018
HARARE – Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has noted with great
concern the shocking massive price hikes that have affected almost every
basic commodity, worsening the plight of the already struggling masses.
Prices of most products have gone up by over 50 percent and they continue
to rise and this has seriously eroded the incomes of ordinary workers who
are finding it hard to survive on their meagre wages.
“Labour notes that most workers earn an average of $300 a month and
therefore cannot afford to buy the goods in most shops.
“Unscrupulous retailers are using the three-tier pricing system to swindle
consumers while authorities just stand by without taking action.
“There are prices of those who use the US, the bond note and those who use
electronic transfers. In most cases those who use the electronic transfers
are made to pay through the nose. Indeed if this is what is called `open
for business’ then Zimbabweans are in for a torrid time,” said ZCTU.