Zimbabwe public workers accept 140% pay hike, seek more

A man poses with Zimbabwe’s new two dollar banknotes as customers queue outside a bank in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s public sector workers have accepted a 140% salary hike starting this month, a union official said on Wednesday, averting a potential strike against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.

Soaring inflation has eroded salaries and savings in the southern African nation, which is grappling with its worst economic crisis in a…

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