Zimbabwe has no money for strikers - minister
February 09 2010 at 12:38AM
Johannesburg - Zimbabwean Public Service Minister Eliphas Mukonoweshuro said on Monday that his government had no money to pay tens of thousands of striking civil servants the salary increases they were demanding.On Friday, the Zimbabwe Public Service Association (ZPSA), which represents about 200 000 civil servants, announced an indefinite strike to press their demands for a hike in pay."It is not unwillingness on the part of the government. It is simply the lack of fiscal capacity on our part," Mukonoweshuro said, expressing sympathy with the workers, most of whom are teachers."Everyone in government knows that what our workers are getting does not meet their daily basic expenses," he admitted.