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Govt Increases USD Allowances For Civil Servants

Govt Increases USD Allowances For Civil Servants

The government has increased USD allowances for civil servants by 25% from the current US$175 to US$200 with effect from 1 September 2022. However, there has been no increment in civil servants’ Zimbabwe dollar salaries.

The government and civil servants representatives met on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 under the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) to deliberate on the latter’s salaries and conditions of service.

In a statement issued after the NJNCmeeting, the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU), Cecilia Alexander, said the parties deliberated on the cost of living adjustment (COLA), Sector Specific Allowances and Performance Awards, and the 2022 Bonus. Reads the statement:

To All Public Sector Workers

RE: NJNC Update The NJNC meeting today deliberated on the following conditions of service matters:

  • COLA
  • Sector Specific Allowances and Performance Awards
  • 2022 Bonus


The employer offered an increase of 25% on the USD100 to make it 125USD and maintained the USD75 Covid allowance to make the total USD package USD 200 with effect from the 1st of September 2022.

The workers acknowledged the increase but chose to wait for specific modalities on how this is going to be implemented.

The employer did not offer or table any increase on the ZWL salary and the workers demanded that this be also reviewed without fail. In the end, the government side asked for time out to consult. Sector

Specific Allowances

The workers advised the employer to resuscitate already agreed sector-specific allowances so as to bring all government workers to the same level to which the government committed to speedily work on the implementation modalities.

On the school fees assistance for teachers, the government indicated that they had faced challenges again with payment modalities, but it was acknowledged by both parties that most of the bottlenecks have now been addressed.

The workers then felt that the ZWL20 000 per child was no longer enough given the latest school fees increase and that government should consider indexing the figure to USD50 value.

2022 Bonus

Government committed to paying the 2022 bonus in USD but did not provide any figures and again asked for time to consult on the payment details and the total offer thereof.


The parties agreed to adjourn the meeting to allow for the government side to consult with their principals and to reconvene in the shortest time possible, possibly within the week to finalise on the aforementioned outstanding issues.

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kkkkkkk 4 months ago

25 bucks chete haaayaaaa🙄

Zuze 4 months ago

@kkkkk, hazvisekese hama yangu.
Ka25 Husa ikako kaunonzi takuwedzera hakakwane kutenga breakfast iri kudyiwa naED kuNew York kwaari ikoko. Pamwe haitisviki kutenga zondo raanodya kusimbisa musana ari mundege kuenda kunobata majoki eko. Iwe ndiyo inonzi ukwanise kudya mwedzi wese wokwirisa mushikashika kuenda kubasa, wobhadhara fees dzaSimbimbino LUIZ kunoda US$600 per semester.

25 Husa yacho haikwane kutenga peturu yaMthuli Ncube kuti above paMeikles Hotel kuenda kuAirport kuti haywire ndege kunoona mhuri yake.

Ndiri very shem stereki

Chinese zodiac 4 months ago

Good move but keep on fighting kusvika yasvika kuya nkt mukasafighter pathis short period iripo iyi kusvika pamaelections after maelections dolololo kusvika dzimwe 5yrs dzapera

Felix 4 months ago

it's true wataura idiiii

VYBZ KARTEL 4 months ago

Civil servants why are you crying you are getting free Coke cola😅😅😅😅🤣🤣

4 months ago

Ko isuwo ma pensioner todyeiko chegore rino after working for the gvt for 20 years I'm getting 25000 RTGS ndodini

ED Shweeee 4 months ago

Idyai murivo nemapotato.
Ndokuti muzoziva pekuvhotera

gudo 4 months ago

hapana zviripo


4 months ago

with effect from 1 September

Tkt says 4 months ago

Haaa imi musati ita matofo mazvinzwa ka!
Adding 25% on 175 the answer is 218.75
Then how can you say you have added 25% on 175 and got 200?
Ingotii mawedzera ne25$ chete, nxaaa

kkkkk 4 months ago


get 4 months ago

hanzi 25% iri paCOLA__$100
$75 iCovid allowance

analyst 4 months ago

paya pay yanga iri ma peanuts izvezvii yaa nyimo...zvakafanana🤣🤣🤣

Sabhuku 4 months ago

They starve you long enough that when they eventually give you piss & peanuts you'd graciously accept thinking it's eggs & milk. Animal Farm chaiyo, meanwhile their kids getting fat in the streets of Joburg, London, Paris etc.
Ma civil servants we nred you mukwidze mabhurukwa nema sokisi and demand what is rightfully yours.

Doug 4 months ago

Was this NJNC resurrected for this decision, as I last read that it had been suspended/abolished/disbanded?, in which case the decision is from a ghost of the NJNC. Ghost decisions will forever haunt.

Pensioner 4 months ago

Pane angaite ruzivo kuti isu ma gvt pensioner tawedzerwa here

XXX 4 months ago

Kutonga kwaro , listening leader. Ngapinde hake young man.

ex 4 months ago

look how they steel money how can it be 25% yet you are saying from 175 they will be getting 200 so you mean 25% of 175 is 200.zimbabwe🙌

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