Government workers have announced that they will embark on a 2-day strike on 27 July 2022 following the elapse of their 14-day strike notice. In a statement previously published by Pindula News, workers demanded a review of their salaries threatening to embark on industrial action if the employer fails or neglects to address their grievances. They wanted United States dollar-denominated salaries as was the case prior to October 2018. The government says it is incapacitated to pay them all in USD. Pindula News presents the workers’ statement:
ZIMBABWE CONFEDERATIONS OF PUBLIC SECTOR TRADE UNIONS STATEMENT ON ELAPSE OF 14-DAY STRIKE NOTICE
In a meeting held today, 22 July 2022, all the federations that organise in the Public Sector, namely FEUZ, FOZEU, NFoZ and PSA resolved the following:
That civil servants in the health, education and rest of the civil service will proceed to a national 2-day strike on Wednesday 27 July 2022 and Thursday 28 July 2022.
That the 2 clay work stoppage will be peremptory to a longer action in September. in the event that the employer does not meet our demands.
To the employer, we demand the following.
1. A restoration of the value of our wages to pre-October 2018 levels, to be paid in USD and not in ZWL with immediate effect.
2. A stop to the wave of suspensions. summary dismissals illegal disallowances and victimisation of teachers and nurses for exercising their constitutional right to organise and to a fair and reasonable wage.
3. The payment of a medical allowance to all civil servants without discrimination.
4. The employer should desist from the bashing of union leadership for exercising their representative roles as messengers of their voiceless membership.
5. The employer should speedily implement all collective agreements fully as in school fees payment for the children of educators. regrading and performance advancement.
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