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Civil Servants Say Latest Salary Increment Is 'Enough'

Civil Servants Say Latest Salary Increment Is 'Enough'

Civil servants say they are now able to go to work after the Government awarded them a 20 per cent Zimbabwe dollar salary increment plus an additional US$100 cash allowance, among other incentives.

In an interview with Zimpapers Television Network (ZTN), the secretary for the Public Sector Trade Unions David Dzatsunga said while the salary adjustment is not good enough, it should at least be enough to enable civil servants to return to work. He said:

We believe that these new measures will certainly make it difficult to justify incapacitation.

With US$175, the RTGS component could amount to an extra US$100 and we are looking at US$375 for the lowest worker on the current obtaining parallel market rate.

I believe that US$375 should be enough, it’s not good enough, it’s not the best, but it should be enough for someone to get to work.

Teachers downed tools when schools opened for the 2022 first term on Monday citing incapacitation and the Government responded by suspending the striking teachers.

Dzatsunga said they were in negotiations with the Government over the suspension of the teachers. He said:

We had a fallout on the Government side with the threat to punish teachers who didn’t travel to their workstations because of incapacitation.

They have genuine problems of incapacitation and the divide was too wide between the poverty line and their income.

Also speaking to ZTN, Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Paul Mavima called for cool heads on both sides for progress’ sake. Said Mavima:

It’s almost a matter that is sub judice because there are now court challenges and other things like that.

It’s not proper for us to be dragging each other through the courts and it’s not proper for the learners of this country to not be attended to as the Government is making frantic and very genuine efforts to improve the conditions of service of the workers.

I would appeal to everyone to really maintain a position of rationality so that we can move our country forward.

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12 Comments

Sir ndhlumbi 3 months ago

THESE TRADE UNIONS ARE NOW SELL OUTS THEY ARE PAID SO THAT THEY SILENCE THEIR MEMBERS, SHAME ON THEM. I THINK MORGAN WAS THE LAST GOOD TRADE UNIONIST. THE OFFER IS NOT ENOUGH TO ANY EXTEND. These people think we are fools we can't calculate. They are using the wrong calculations 2 FOOL US bcoz
1. The 100 bucks is NOT EFFECTIVE THIS MONTH, THERE4 THIS MEANS WE HAVE 75 USD ONLY.
2. The 75 bucks FOR COVID 19 ALLOWANCE IS NOT PERMANENT IT WILL SOON BE SCRAPED SINCE THE CASES ARE RAPIDLY DROPPING.
3. THE REMAINING RTGS IS NOT 100 USD IT'S ACTUALLY 50 USD SINCE WE WONT GET IT USING THE OFFICIAL RATE. USD RIRI KU_BLACK MARKET NOT KU_BANK CHERO ED ANOZVIZIVA IZVOZVO.

SO FROM THESE 3 POINTS IT MEANS OUR SALARY 4 NOW IS 100+50 WHICH 150 USD KO ZVE345 USD ZVRI KUBVEPI


Shadows 3 months ago

Plz vadzidzisi endaiwo kubasa. U are destroying future yevana.


Dungaprassad 3 months ago

Bhazi ririkukwira mangwana salary ayikwirii

Cobra King 3 months ago

Nhema idzi. We never say that.


𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 3 months ago

𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝘇𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆. 𝗜𝗳 𝗴𝘃𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿.


Sir ndhlumbi 3 months ago

Mari haisi kukwana wangu kuita ma eke kushota kwayo dai yaikwana dai tisina nguva YEMA eke bcoz after work tenge tave busy kudya salary

osama 3 months ago

Kusanyara. civil servants vapi vakadaro. keep quiet mhani . aaaaaah


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Mike 3 months ago

Pasi newe Dzatsunga uri mhandu, une mari muma socks takuona hedu


Dubs Magehlegehle 3 months ago

I wonder how this Mr Dzatsunga reaches us$375.Please revise your maths before making irritating announcements sir.


Rabbi Isaacson 3 months ago

Rakananzviswa

Zvaro zvaita,rorotomoka nekurutsa manje


Really 3 months ago

That Union guy is a sellout. I bet if you checked his personal bank accounts he has probably received a chunk of money from some alias


John Chifamba 3 months ago

The money has not yet been received so how does that neutralize incapacitation?
The numbers are not adding to $375.(75+100+rtgs component which is equivalent to $100) is giving me $275



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