The Secretary for the Public Sector Trade Unions Mr David Dzasunga has said there is no reason for civil servants to declare incapacitation.
He made the remarks in an interview with Zimpapers Television Network. 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.
He said they were in negotiations with the Government over the suspension of teachers. Dzasunga added:
We had a fall out on the Government side with the threat to punish teachers who didn’t travel to their workstation 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 Mavhima said the deadlock between teachers and the government affected learners.
He said the matter should not have spilt into the courts as the Government is “making frantic and very genuine efforts to improve the conditions of service of the workers.”
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