Zimbabwe: teachers and doctors strike over unpaid wages

Zimbabwe police are seen in Harare on July 4, 2016, during clashes with public transport drivers. (AFP)

In Zimbabwe, teachers, doctors and nurses began a strike Tuesday over unpaid salaries, a strike that could continue for several coming days.

Reacting to developments, acting Labor Minister said the state was ready to talk to workers about their demands.

The administration of President Robert Mugabe has said it will pay nurses and doctors their June salaries on July 14 and the teachers on July 7. The government has also delayed paying the June salaries of the security services and military personnel by two weeks.

The strike action comes a day after police used force against protesting taxi drivers in Harare. The Monday protests were the first to turn violent since 2005.