The National Employment Council (NEC) which is for the clothing industry has assured the workers that they may get a 24 percent pay rise across the board.

The parties had agreed to the adjustments in the pay levels in relation to stability in inflationary pressures. The parties have also agreed to any form of the payment made to workers and it will be taken into account in the calculation of the back pay.

The country’s national trade development and promotion organization, ZimTrade, has challenged the local clothing and textile industry to increase value-added exports.

ZimTrade has also noted that the country has huge potential for exportation.