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Civil Servants Make Fresh Demands

Civil Servants Make Fresh Demands

Civil servants have raised their salary demands from the pre-October 2018 salary of US$520 a month to about US$600 a month due to rising prices of goods and services.

The majority of civil servants are currently earning about ZWL$22 000 (less than US$100 using parallel market rates) on average a month, and US$75 COVID-19 allowance in hard currency.

This is less than half of the poverty datum line which is now $75 000.

Apex Council chairperson, Cecilia Alexander, told Business Times that Government workers now want US$600 a month. She said:

We have moved from the pre-October 2018 demand of US$520 per month to US$600 per month due to the ever-increasing prices of goods and services.

So, to curb that volatility, we now need to be paid in US$ which is a stable form of a currency.

But I don’t think it will come this month and a phased approach towards the new salary cap will see a worker getting a real value of his or her wage.

The Zimbabwe dollar continues to lose value against the United States dollar on both formal and informal markets.

The meagre salaries mean that civil servants and the majority of the government workers are now regarded as the working poor.

Alexander said civil servants’ representatives tabled their demands during a National Joint Negotiation Committee (NJNC) meeting that took place two weeks ago.

The government team reportedly appreciated the workers’ reasons for sticking to their position and asked for time out to consult with their principals.

It was also agreed that the issue of civil servants’ salaries should be resolved in the shortest time possible.

More: Business Times


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6 Comments

Tkt 4 months ago

i've said this a thousand times. we are going to redollarize in phases. here is the confirmation

""So, to curb that volatility, we now need to be paid in US$ which is a stable form of a currency.
But I don’t think it will come this month and a phased approach towards the new salary cap will see a worker getting a real value of his or her wage.""

My President is coming to Humiliate people like the Honerable BUSH.LAWYER


🧑‍🎓 4 months ago

Rising prices of goods and services, ndopaunoona Zimstat uchitaura kuti, inflation has fallen marginally 😩🤔


Doug 4 months ago

Which side is the Apex Council? Is it always on that side?


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

APEX COUNCIL IS NEGOTIATING WITH CROOCKS. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR. GOVERNMENT WOULD ASK TIME FOR CONSULTATIONS WITH THEIR PRINCIPALS. I WOULD TAKE THEM THREE MONTHS TO COME BACK WITH A NEGATIVE RESPONSE.

WHY DOES APEX COUNCIL NOT TAKE A STANCE AND GIVE THEM SHORT PERIODS OF TIME TO CONSULT AND COME BACK TO THE ROUND TABLE ?

LET ME TELL APEX COUNCIL THE TRUTH. IN THE PAST WE RECEIVED INCREMENTS NOT AS A RESULT OF YOUR NEGOTIATION SKILLS, NO. IF IT WERE NOT FOR DOCTORS, NURSES AND TEACHERS WHO OFTEN THREATENED GOVERNMENT BY STRIKES YOU WOULD HAVE ACHIEVED NOTHING.

YOUR PROBLEM NOW IS DOCTORS AND NURSES GOT TIRED OF UNFULFILLED PROMISES AND ABROAD FOR GREENER PASTURES. WHO REMAINED BEHIND HAVE BEEN INTIMIDATED INTO SUBMISSION. THEY ARE NOW WORKING

TEACHERS ARE TRYING THEIR LEVEL BEST, BUT THEY ARE BEING ARRESTED FOR DEMANDING SALARY INCREMENTS.

LET ME TELL YOU THAT CIVIL SERVANTS AND PENSIONERS ARE LOSING PATIENCE.

MADAM CECILIA ALEXANDRE, BE SERIOUS WITH YOUR NEGOTIATIONS SKILLS. OTHERWISE YOU ARE LOSING FACE.

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Zodoc Chikaponya 4 months ago

Iyell💛💛 w fever ma Civil servants akutohwa a wave of yellow 💛 mumhepoooo umuuu


Daily prophecy 4 months ago

Ko ingawani makati zim inflation has fallen marginally muri kumboedza kuda kuita sei muku try lucky ripi apa



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