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Govt In Bid To Revive National Joint Negotiating Council

Govt In Bid To Revive National Joint Negotiating Council

The government has reportedly decided to revive the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) after civil servants threatened to go on strike on 26 September 2022.

The NJNC brought together the government and unions representing civil servants for negotiations on the latter’s salaries and conditions of service.

In July this year, the Federation of Zimbabwe Educators Union (FOZEU) advised the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Paul Mavima, that they had quit the NJNC.

Meanwhile, in a letter dated 19 September 2022 and addressed to the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU), Cecilia Alexander, one S Tarupuwa, writing on behalf of the NJNC chairman, invited civil servants’ leaders to a meeting this Tuesday.

The letter, which was copied to Mavima and the Permanent Secretary for Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, read in part:

The Chairperson of the National Joint Negotiation Council (NJNC) invites members to an NJNC meeting to be held on 20 September 2022 at 1130hrs in the 9th Floor Boardroom, Kaguvi Building.

The matters on the agenda included the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and the 2023 Annual Bonuses.

The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) said instead of trying to revive NJNC, the government should simply fulfil the September salary review pledge or face the wrath of the workers on 26 September.

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10 Comments

hj 4 months ago

Mr Pindula CCC handisi kuiona kumapato ezvematorwe nyika please idzoserei ndokumbirawo


civil servant 4 months ago

Give us our pre 2018 October USD salaries ($540)


xyz 4 months ago

what's there to negotiate when gvt can't even fulfill promises they have willfully made.


Billey 4 months ago

Why always negotiations that yields nothing, something wrong with this gvnt in relation to civill servants.


Sir African 4 months ago

Billety there is nothing wrong with government but the so called unions.They only exist in name only and they have no members on the ground.

The workers themselves are not organized and leaderless.Government knows that the leaders have no members and they have no capacity to strike.

james bond 4 months ago

negotiations are only meant kuti nguva ipere pasina ndai, ngavangope vana mari dzawo finish. negotiations are a way of slaughtering the worker's time n a means to build new hope on falsehoods. promises upon promises but all in vain by a vain administration.


Observer 4 months ago

Great pic pindula.....don't let them make you carry water with a basket


mafirakureva 4 months ago

nomore negotiation let's just get into industrial action 26 September we want a living wage.


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chidzero 4 months ago

mtuli kutuma maCivil servants kunorasa makoko enzungu dzavasina kudya,zvinomboitirweiko?


Tkt says 4 months ago

I think Civil Servants must now approach Chinese Educators Unions to represent them
It seems all negotiations with anyone Chinese do yield something 😏



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