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Civil Servants Await Govt Response On Forex Salaries Demand

Civil Servants Await Govt Response On Forex Salaries Demand

Civil servants are pushing the Government to pay their salaries in foreign currency with renewed confidence after they received forex bonuses in November.

The Apex Council and Government representatives held a National Joint Negotiating Committee (NJNC) meeting on Tuesday to deliberate on the welfare of Government workers.

Speaking to State media on Wednesday, Apex council president Cecelia Alexander said they reiterated their call to be paid salaries in foreign currency. Said, Alexander:

We had a meeting with the Government team and we stated that we want our salaries to be paid in foreign currency.

We are waiting for Government response. The Government negotiating team indicated that it will come back to us early next month.

Our position is that our salaries should be pegged based on the October 2018 value when a teacher was being paid US$528 and US$440 for the least paid in Government.

She said the payment of bonuses in forex was proof that the Government now has the capacity to pay salaries in forex.

Civil servants are also lobbying the Government to address transport challenges through increasing Public Service Commission (PSC) buses.

Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Paul Mavima said he was yet to get a report from the Government’s team.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube said civil servants will continue receiving their salaries in Zimbabwe dollars.

More: Chronicle


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10 Comments

ED 4 months ago

@civil servants

I know your plight but we can't dollarise, our main aim is to stabilise the zwl currency in relation to the USD.

Dollarisation has extremely bigger repercussions to the generality of the economy as a whole.

Again, I'm sorry we can't dollarise.

Yours truly

Ngwena


Breaking News 4 months ago

Herald: 10 January 2022
Civil Servants Await Govt Response On Forex Salaries Demand

Government net Apex council met today had Breakfast Lunch,Tea,Supper Diner signed for the T& S and left for gala organised by Finance Ministry and agreed to meet in Feb April June August November December 2022 to deliberate on the salary demands in forex.

Prophet


Shampoo 4 months ago

Unity Government ya Mugabe na Tsvangirai yakamboti tambirisa ma US$100.00 wami. Saka munotadza nei?


Native 4 months ago

6 days mari yapera....agh


Manikiniki 4 months ago

This government is selfish and inconsiderate nxaaa!


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

OUR GOVERNMENT MUST DOLARISE CIVIL SERVANTS SALARIES IF IT WANTS TO QUIETEN THE NOISE FROM CIVIL SERVANTS.

SOME CIVIL SERVANTS EARN LESS THAN US$100 PER MONTH WHEN APPLYING BLACK MARKET RATES. I AM APPLYING BLACK MARKET RATES BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE CIVIL SERVANTS CHANGE THEIR MONEY AND NOT AT THE BANK AS BANKS HAVE NO MONEY.

OR ELSE GOVERNMENT MUST PAY ITS LABOUR FORCE IN RTGS, BUT CONVERTED FROM US$ LEVEL OF 2018. THESE WERE THE TWO OPTIONS WHICH WERE GIVEN BY APEX COUNCIL TO GOVERNMENT.

GOVERNMENT MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ONCE YOU ADOPT US$ AS YOUR CURRENCY, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO REMOVE IT.

IT IS WELL KNOWN THAT US$ AS A CURRENCY WAS INTRODUCED BY THE FIRST ADMINISTRATION, THAT ADMINISTRATION IS NO LONGER THERE. IT IS SECOND ADMINISTRATION WHICH IS THE DRIVING SEAT. IT MUST SORT OUT THIS MESS AND AWARD ITS EMPLOYEES AFFORDABLE SALARIES.

[PECUNIA PROPOPULO (MONEY FOR THE PEOPLE)]

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Muoni 4 months ago

Chokwadi mungati single payment in USD for bonus mototi it's the evidence that the Government now has the capacity to pay salaries in forex? Are you serious nezvamuri kutaura


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The Observer 4 months ago

Hezvo!!!
Heya maNegotiations aya achiko .....


corky 5 months ago

inodya payakasungirirwa ibai mabook nema chalk muchitengesa ne USA dollar


Mr ndhlumbi 5 months ago

ngavangotipe Mari yedu even iri RTGS but iri equivalent 2 the October 2018 salaries. We had suffered enough



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