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Mozambique: Political and Economic Risks in Exponential Government Wages Increases

The salary changes come a year after the discussion of the new tables was suspended due to Covid-19. The government's resolution will still be put to a vote in parliament, but approval is taken for granted by the large majority of FRELIMO.

Some opposition parties, such as New Democracy, have come out directly against the disparity in wage increases and ALEXANDRE MUNGUAMBE, SG of the Organization of Mozambican Workers (OTM), the largest trade union in the country, opposes the increase in the wage gap . Given FRELIMO's control over trade union organisations, strikes are unlikely to occur as a measure of protest. READ MORE