3,000 workers retrenched in 2012

Staff reporter
7th January 2013

Despite some reports suggesting that Zimbabwe’s economy is improving, statistics from the Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe (Emcoz) show a different picture for the average person.

According to the weekend Standard newspaper, between January and September 2012 more than 3,000 workers were retrenched across all sectors.

The director of Emcoz, John Mufukari, said: “You need to visit any industrial area and find out for yourself that they have been turned into shops. We have turned from a manufacturing to a supermarket economy,” he said.

In 2011 4,432 workers were retrenched and in 2010 6,972 were laid off. With an estimated unemployment rate of between 80 – 90%, these figures are disastrous.

The economy has improved for one small group of people of course, the ruling party chefs and the fat cats. 10% of the population are taking it all, and they don’t care if there isn’t a country left at the end.

6 Responsesto “3,000 workers retrenched in 2012”

  1. wilbert_mukori says:

    This is very sad. MDC through its JUICE programme is promising to create 1 million jobs in five years, 2013 to 2018 or 200 000 jobs a year. This is the party that has been a partner in this GNU and it clearly failed to stop a 4 000 plus year on year net loss of jobs. JUICE is nothing but a gimmick!

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