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The deputy minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security of Mozambique has noted that foreign workers are earning higher wages than their Mozambican counterparts.
The Mozambican Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MITESS) on Friday expressed concern about wage discrepancies between Mozambican and foreign workers in the banking sector, pointing out that this practice is contrary to the law.
Osvaldo Petersburg said that foreign workers are earning higher salaries than their Mozambican counterparts for equal work. “These inequalities are a flagrant violation of the law and must be dealt with in accordance with the legislation in force in Mozambique,” he told a banking sector labour legislation seminar.
The banking sector is also the focus of many foreign workers hired illegally, Petersburg added. “Anomalies persist in this sector occur even after several instructive interventions,” he said.
The government was therefore introducing reforms aimed at speeding up transparency and establishing greater control, reducing the room for manoeuver for the illegal hiring of foreign workers.
The Mozambican banking sector employs more than 18,000 workers.Source: Lusa