The Employers’ Confederation (EMCOZ) said employees in Zimbabwe will not be getting any salary increase this year as its members can not afford to keep increasing workers’ salaries.

Over the past months, Zimbabwe has been facing continued electricity blackouts coupled with extensive fuel and basic goods price hikes fueling markets instabilities.

In an interview, EMCOZ Executive Director Nester Mukwehwa said the high costs of production and daily operations are crippling employers .

“Employers are incapacitated because how do you operate using a generator and without water. It is no longer business as usual.

Thats why we are saying that employers can sit with their employees and look at their operations and see how best they can all benefit, ” she said.

The development follows after a number of workers associations have urged employers to increase their salaries amid the prevailing economic challenges as they are currently incapacitated.