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Zimbabwe's public workers are divided into strikes after talks



Zimbabwe's public-sector trade unions were split on Wednesday to see if the country's strike was launched after the talks with the government failed, leaving the country an unrest.

In the middle of January, Zimbabwe attacked violent protests leading to brutal security repression.

The great response from the security forces raised concerns that, during President Emmerson Mnangagwa's return, the country returned to authoritarianism, which was seen in Roberto Mugabe's 37-year rule.

Mnangagua's spokesman said the troops would stay on the streets, and if the violence broke out, the state would block the Internet again.

Teachers and other public employees are demanding wage increases and dollar payments to help them prevent the rise in inflation and the economic crisis that has limited the supply of cash, fuel and medicines to public hospitals.

The lawyers claim that at least 12 people were killed this month after a three-day home strike on rising fuel prices, leading to street protests and suppression of security services. The government says three people died.

A meeting with the trade union government proposed to allocate land for house construction and food barriers for workers, said union officials. Public sector unions released a 48-hour ultimatum to the government on Monday to offer a new salary offer or strike.

Lawyers of the Zimbabwe Bar Association participate in a

Lawyers from the Zimbabwean Bar Association take part in the "March Justice" Constitutional Court in Harare on 29 January 2019, calling for the restoration of the rule of law, respect for human rights and the country. Constitution

The Apex Council, which represents 17 public sector associations, was then unable to agree to hold a strike at a short meeting when officials accused each other of working for the opposition or government.

"The Apex Council meeting ended prematurely and people went out. There is no consensus. How do we get into a strike when our fellow unions come and some societies are paid?" Raymond Majongwe, Secretary General of the Zimbabwean Union of Advanced Teachers, said.

He said his union was among those accused by colleagues of having paid to the opposition and donors to go on strike and cause violence, accusations he denied.

The largest union of teachers has called for a strike on 5 February.

During a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk, Belarus, January 17, 2019, President Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks.

During a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk, Belarus, January 17, 2019, President Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks.

"Bread and Butter"

Mnangagwa, who came to power in November 2017 after a long time ruler Mugabe, was forced to step down from a coup d'état, promising to revive the economy and put an end to Mugabe's policy. But the disappointment of the economic crisis is emerging, and analysts say that the pace of economic and political reform for impatient citizens is too slow.

Mnangagwa on Wedneaday chose a 24-member advisory council to advise him on economic reforms, as indicated by the government source.

The 76-year-old leader has promised to investigate the repression of protesters and to take steps to combat the economic crisis, but the opposition does not trust him.

His spokesman said that it would take time to restore the economy that has suffered for decades.

"There are major bread and butter issues that the government cannot avoid, things are tough," George Sharmab told the state-owned Harare radio station.

"But it would be a sad day to think that the only way we can prevent such a problem is to cause even more damage to this already damaged economy by using mayhem through robbery using chaos."

Charamba said the police and soldiers would stay on the streets and that the government would stop the Internet if there was violence. He said earlier that repression was an idea of ​​how the government would respond to future protests.


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