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Civil Servants Demand Apology From Guvamatanga

Civil Servants Demand Apology From Guvamatanga

The Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU), formerly the Civil Service Apex Council, has demanded an apology from the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, George Guvamatanga for his recent remarks on civil servants’ pre-October 2018 salaries.

Addressing the media alongside treasury boss Mthuli Ncube on Monday, Guvamatanga claimed that civil servants never earned US$540 as of pre-October 2018.

ZCPSTU on Wednesday said they were “disturbed” by the comments and demanded that Guvamatanga apologise. The union said:

We are disturbed by the misleading utterances by the Finance Secretary. He referred to the official exchange rate of 2.5, of which, if he was in the country at that material time, he would know there was only one currency, the USD.

It is our contention that the secretary misinformed the nation and would do well to honourably apologise.

ZCPSTU has also rejected the 100% salary increment by the government to be effected on 1 July 2022, calling it “a non-event”.

Civil servants and government representatives met almost a fortnight ago under the National Joint Negotiating Committee (NJNC) to deliberate on civil servants’ salaries and conditions of service.

The meeting ended in a deadlock after civil servants rejected a 100 per cent salary hike and instead demanded the restoration of their pre-October 2018 salaries. ZCPSTU said:

The much-touted ZWL Cost of Living Adjustment to be effected on July 1, 2022, was flatly rejected by the workers at the last NJNC meeting of June 17, 2022, and therefore is a non-event.

At that said NJNC, we advised the government not to bring to the bargaining table a ZWL offer for obvious reasons.


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Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Truth be told, the salaries of the GNU era wont come back. All we need as a nation is for workers to get a living wage coz the Rtgs$ has failed and we are suffering.

If you look back at what you could buy with the GNU US$ and now it tell us something wasn't right coz with that US$540 you only could buy food, transport and pay rent and rates that's it.
but now if you get paid US$540 only $240 will do all those things and be left with $200 to save coz of the current pricing in US$.
e.g a room in western suburbs would cost US$50 in GNU as compered to the US$25 to $30 now 😂

sir 1 month ago

you were not in zim that time bro

compared* 1 month ago


Youth 1 month ago

muchataura zvepaya paya hanti bond ranga risiko here...the 540 was just regular and normal... compared to now...

civil servant 1 month ago

@ Jah Tsvarie.With all due respect please stop commenting on everything that doesn't concern you!!!Unombopihweiko iwewe?

Civil servant 1 month ago

Ini Mari iyoyo yaitenga mufunge..I managed to do a lot compared to this era.Truth be said I just wish for change...izvi ndaneta nazvo,no hope for change.

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

@ civil servant
The problem in Zimbabwe is that if you comment you get a lebel i.e ZanuPf or CCC 😂
i said what i said coz i was there and am still around seeing things with my own eyes and have my own opinion 😂
you tell us what you experienced not block my views in the name of any party coz Zimbabwe is a country not a political party mara...

senior civil servant 1 month ago

Izvezvi ukasuya basa washanda 20yrs you cant afford a house, lest an Ex Jap
Mari yaitenga don't be all about politicking.
Takatenga mota, magenerator, water pumps, zvigayo, tikavaka
Kana wausina kuvaka on retirement pension yako yaikwana kutenga imba ku ghetto ne mota
saka haunakukwana iwe

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Also remember that then it was the bond that we were getting paid said to be equivalent to USD, meaning we were getting
540 bond (said to be equivalent) to US$540


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Ndichambonogeza ndirikuuya 😂

senior civil servant 1 month ago

Mari yaitenga don't be all about politicking.
Takatenga mota, magenerator, water pumps, zvigayo, tikavaka
Kana wausina kuvaka on retirement pension yako yaikwana kutenga imba ku ghetto ne mota
saka haunakukwana iwe

Pensioner 1 month ago

@JahTsvaire-07. Mari iyoyo yeGNU yaitenga. It was purely US$ & u could withdraw it from an ATM. Ask any teacher,or even a clerk in the GNU era they will tell you kuti vakatenga mombe,vakaroora,vakatenga MOTA vamwe vakavaka dzimba. Don't mislead people. I was in the system and I build a beautiful house ine sliding doors with that man. I'm driving a car with that money. Ende I'm happily retired ndirikutotambudzwa neZanu. Otherwise Biti was brilliant and bullish.

Peewee 1 month ago

Very sad indeed

deroil 1 month ago

ar tsvarie manyararidzwa naana Fombo hanz why commending on every post ,jus change your title mdhara hanz mdhara amuna dhiri mocharger phone kuswerera paPindula

TD1 1 month ago

yaa maybe he has no data and facts to engage to engage serious conversations on twitter and other social media sites hence Zero Pindula all the Way😂😂

ghetto yut 1 month ago

unemployment inomupa kudaro hazvioni kuti zvikukonzreswa nekushaya zvekuita
He sees himself living 'purposefully' on Pindula comments section😀😅😅

Inini 1 month ago

I used to regard those finance ministry guys with high esteam. I now doubt their so called international credentials. I now view that havana kusiyana nemukomana wangu anofudza mombe. We only used that money unmatched to any currency at that time. Where is the 2.5 cross rate coming from?

Gafa 1 month ago

Ibenzi iro anotaura exchange rate paGNU iro Zimdora kwanga kusisina nxaa

Gafa 1 month ago

ko 540 kuseri kazve . Hupenyu hwainakidza paye cooking oil ichiita 2.80

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Yah nhasi ndadzidza kuti ma**** akawanda munyika muno 😂

Ini ndinotukwa kwese coz handina kwangu nditaura zvandinoona kwete zve regalia.
kwese ndiriko kubva zvichitanga kwete zvekupinda nema phone number zveku Pindula plus Pindula is not for free coz you have a smart phone with 4G to be always online...

055 1 month ago

hauna nguva yekupinda pa social media iwe always busy for new posts in zeropindula😢

tanha dzaunosvikira 1 month ago

kana uka afforda smart 4ne nekuva ne 4g netwek you think wa deafita poverty
Shame on you😂😁
Dai uchichinjawo zita zvimwe zvoto makisa uchifunga kuti ukuita ZeroPindula hero😂😂😂

gnu 1 month ago

paye mari yakatengazve zvaitengeka nemutengo waidakadza

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Unotoshaya kuti are these people Zimbabweans coz they hide identity 🤔 kutyei munyika mako usina kutuka uchitaura maonero ako just 😀

@antony 1 month ago

jah tsvari please remove that 07 yamakaisa its a code for Buhera district, please munotisekesa please please kana mafunga kuzvinyadzisa zvinyadziseyi mega

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Chete munoverenga ma comments kwete nyaya irimudariro 😂
07 ndokutoti common sense is very uncommon
Skawory mie brul, it needs a bit of time and understanding...

ZRP 1 month ago

@ Jah Tsvarie 07 I haven't seen you in person but already I can say something about you...allow me
1.You are always commenting.
2.You are uneducated because I have noticed a lot of grammatical errors in your comments.
3.You are all over just learn to be silent and read other people's views.Its not about you always defending people like our finance Minister or any other gvt official because they are living large better than you!!!

Mukonde 1 month ago

Tsvari chimbonyarara iwe mar iya taitenga zvisina stress taitonyatsoita budget uri kumba woenda nelist yezvaunoda kutenga ende every month hembe taitenga kwete izvi nyarara hauna chaunoziva iwe

𝖌𝖗𝖊𝖊𝖓 𝕭𝖆𝖞 1 month ago

𝗸𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗶 𝗱𝘇𝗲𝗺𝗮 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 🏫 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝘇𝗲𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝘄𝗲𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝘇𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗽𝗶 𝘇𝘃𝗮𝗸𝘂𝘃𝗵𝗮𝗿𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗮𝗳𝘂𝘁𝗶 𝗱𝘇𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗸𝘂𝗯𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗵𝗮𝗿𝘄𝗮

Jah Svari 07 1 month ago

pindula has always a smart fon with 4g to always online kkkkkkkkkkkkk ndini zvangu jah svari ndapedza chivheti.

Tk 1 month ago

Jah guy whoever you, you are an ****. Simple

Jah tsvrie 7 1 month ago

we biulded house no the money didn't buy with rate we worked gnu time

ndapedza ndini jah tsvrie

Actor 1 month ago

Guvamatanga hokoyo nenhamo KKK

Manikiniki 1 month ago

This Guvamatanga guy did not even have an idea of wat he was saying, he was just parroting wat his boss Mthuli wanted him to say. Thats where you see that with these kind of people in these positions we are going nowhere.

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