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Govt, Civil Servants' Representatives Meet On 11 July

Govt, Civil Servants' Representatives Meet On 11 July

The Government has invited the Apex Council, the union representing all civil servants for a meeting on 11 July 2022.

In a letter addressed to Apex Council chairperson, Cecilia Alexander, dated 6 July 2022, the chairman of the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) C Matorera, said the Government will give feedback on the Cost of Living Adjustment proposals by civil servants.

The last NJNC meeting was held in Harare on Friday, 17 June 2022 where the government offered its workers a 100% pay increase which civil servants flatly rejected.

Civil servants are demanding a pre-October 2018 salary level of US$540 a month for the lowest-paid worker.

Secretary-General of the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU), formerly Apex Council, recently said civil servants will only consider a US dollar offer from their employer. He said:

We gave the government representatives a position that workers are only accepting US$ salary.

They said we don’t have a mandate from the principles to speak to that and they asked for time to consult.

They should just put a mind to it that what can one do with ZWL$, where can you buy, you go to the black market to access US$ as everything now needs forex for example landlords need hard currency, fuel requires the same, passport and schools hence no need for the local currency offer.

If we don’t get US$ we are excluded from the economy.

We flatly rejected the 100% ZWL$ increment and anything to do with the ZWL$ as it will not mean anything especially when the authorities say the effective date will be July 1.

If we negotiate now, by the time that money gets into our account it will not mean anything.

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7 Comments

1 month ago

Last time they snubbed you. Why bother attending a meeting meant to scuttle the imminent shutdown. Aluta cntinua. Makwara akutya. Bullies have always been cowards. Mark my words... They'll ask for more tym until after payday.. They're simply buying tym. Speak to them in the language they understand best


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

The problem government employees have with NJNC is that the negotiations will drag on until such a time that the increment shall be too little and useless.

They must quickly finish negotiations. Apex Council should rightfully negotiate salaries in us$ and not to be confused.

IPAI VANA AVO MARI.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC]

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE]

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[THE ORIGINAL BUSH LAWYER]


,, 1 month ago

even Cooking oil, rice require $US. Munhu wese ngaapihwe US$ RTGS BOND or what they call it ,I don't know..... Harichashandi muzimbabwe


mafirakureva JoJo chenjera 1 month ago

ngavape vashandi Mari musaangano yekungotaurazvavo vasingaitezvodiwa nevashandi ETA kurega musaangano yachoyekuita kuvhara vanhu kumeso iyo


Mafirakureva 1 month ago

Musangano yekuronga mumwe Musangano haibatsiri


fun time 1 month ago

Why convene a meeting after the ssb has already closed salary processing for this month. Clearly the gvt is not sincere but is using the usual tricks to buy time. Let the poor people survive, do not make it worse (@cdes advising the president)


cde chipopi 1 month ago

gyz ukaona uchirikutarisira kuti ndichazopiwa mari umwe munhu kana ndashanda wobva watoziva kuti uchiri rombe esp kutarisira kupiwa mari ne hurumende ye vatema iyi



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