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Civil Servants "Disturbed" After Govt Snubs Salary Talks

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The Government on Friday failed to engage civil servants for the much-awaited salary talks under the auspices of the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC).

On Friday last week, Government representatives and members of the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Unions (ZCPSTU), formerly Apex Council, met under the NJNC but the meeting ended in a deadlock.

ZCPSTU rejected a 100% salary increase that had been tabled by the Government, insisting on United States dollar-indexed earnings.

The two parties agreed to meet again this week for further negotiations, but ZCPSTU said the Government snubbed the meeting.

ZCPSTU secretary-general David Dzatsunga confirmed the development to NewsDay on Friday. He said:

We were supposed to have the NJNC meeting this week, most probably today (yesterday) but government did not come through.

We are disturbed by the lack of urgency on the part of government given the situation on the ground, so that is as it stands and we are in the process of engaging our members to say, ‘where do we go from here because the employer has demonstrated a certain level of rather an apathy towards our situation?’

It is now clear that the employer is not in a hurry to address our issues, but we are hungry, we are impatient and we are restless.

Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Paul Mavima last week said the Government will still double civil servants’ salaries with effect from 1 July even if the two parties fail to reach an agreement.

More: NewsDay

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23 Comments

Tozivepiko 1 month ago

Command Salary Negotiations. That is the New Deception's way of handling workers grievances.

NHC Ngaapinde Hake Chamisa


REJECT SLAVERY WAGES 1 month ago

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Asalif 1 month ago

which type of animals will be representing the government


CANIVORE AND CANIBALISTS 1 month ago

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Putin 🇷🇺 OG 🐊 1 month ago

No Work No Pay

And

No Pay No Work..... Vanokaura nemaPrivate Lessons. Hameno vekumaruzevha ikoko vanagudzadungwe


Chiurai 1 month ago

Same applies to your old relatives kwa usiri. Do unto others zvaunoda kuitirwawo.

It's not a Zanu fault that you chose a wrong career.

Muchagara zvakanaka kana apinda mukomana wacho. Inga kwasara nguwa diki. Siyai chembere dzirarame idzo

THERE ARE NO ZANU HOSPITALS. MUNONGOUYA KUNO MAKURWARA. THAT'S THE GOOD PART 1 month ago

ANGOUYA KUCHIPATARA ACHIRATIDZA CHI CDE NDOROVA KAFIRA MBERI.

NGABUDE HAKE DAMBUDZIKO 1 month ago

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Dhuterere 1 month ago

and most of these Zanu pf supporters are buried like dogs because they don't even afford funeral policies or contribute to burial societies


Civil servants register 1 month ago

Civil servants register to vote and stop whinning.


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

ZCTSTU should not let Government off the hook. They should insist on calling Government to the table or they go back to their usual tricks. It doesn't give a good picture of sincere governance. Government is exhibiting cheating antics.

HURUMENDE IRI KUURAYA NYIKA NE HUMBAVHA HWAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Mamukasei mamukasei mamukasei


🅼🅰🆁🅰🆅🅰🆉🅰 1 month ago

𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘀𝗻𝘂𝗯𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗸𝘂𝗻𝘆𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝗸𝘂𝘀𝗵𝗮𝘆𝗮 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻. 𝗖𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗴𝘃𝘁


Stoicist 1 month ago

It seems these unions have been infiltrated by political malcontents masquerading as union leaders who have successfully hijacked the negotiation process and they have already started bringing unrealistic demands to the table to soil the image and reputation of our good government!


Mafirakureva 1 month ago

Is it unrealistic to demand a living wage?
A doctor who has 22 years education (including 2 kintergarten) under his/her belt is earning US$80) while a semi-literate housemaid earns $50. Does the doctor need a politico to tell him that he is not rewarded on merit?

And how does a call for a living wage "tarnish the image and reputation of our good government "?

@Stoicist, do not insult our intelligence.

Stoicist 1 month ago

It seems these unions have been infiltrated by political malcontents masquerading as union leaders who have successfully hijacked the negotiation process and they have already started bringing unrealistic demands to the table to soil the image and reputation of our good government


security guard 1 month ago

takwara nenhamo


1 month ago


ddsd 1 month ago

it's time to move from talk to action nhai musaite semapenzi


PVC 1 month ago

talking sense is senseless according to ED taura zvembange mowirirana


Kunta Kinte 1 month ago

the current stalemate on salary negotiations is indicative of socioeconomic diachotomy between class strata.
Such a divide is evidentiary in class struggles where the fire needs of the have nots may give way to social & civil unrest .
the politicos are aware of the political tide whirling hence the heavy handed approach to the current labour action by nurses & teachers.
I rest my case.


poorvho 1 month ago

Unenge Chris Mutsvanga iwe. Ndanyarara hangu.

Tkt 1 month ago

Pro bono of the welfare of all employees, I feel that pro tempore it is wise for the Govt not to look on only one side which is political.
Honestly and Earnestly speaking every citizen is wallowing so kulo kunye okunga funi nkani
Its probably about 380 days before elections asi hmm madhara angu I still trust you zvakaoma kudaro



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