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"They Just Played With Figures," - Workers Reject Government Offer

Civil servants have rejected the government’s 20% salary increase plus US$100 in hard currency offer and insisted on their demands for a pre-October 2018 salary of US$540.

Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube said the government had backdated the salary increase to January while the US$100 would take effect in March.

It also introduced an advancement award recognising seniority and announced non-monetary benefits like transport provision. Some of the non-monetary benefits include plans to construct housing units for civil servants.

The offer came after teachers refused to report for duty on Monday when schools opened despite threats to withhold the salaries and drag striking teachers to disciplinary hearings. Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) secretary-general Japhet Moyo said labour unions were not impressed with the offer which he said was announced without consultation. Moyo said:

There is a structure that is there that represents workers. Their approach is completely wrong and, obviously, the increment is inadequate if you look at the inflation at the moment.

Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) president Enoch Dongo said “there is no increment, they just played with figures.”

In a statement, the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe said teachers were now being treated as slaves with no purpose hence the decision “to rise beyond slavery and fight for our dignity.”

Young Teachers Association chairperson Takemore Mhlanga said they had enough fake government promises to improve their welfare.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe president Takavafira Zhou said a better offer could have emanated from collective bargaining under section 65 of the Constitution rather than “this unilateralism rubber-stamped by archaic and moribund Apex Council.”

Addressing journalists yesterday, Zanu PF spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa urged teachers to take the offer or opt to be used as proxies in a wider regime change agenda.

More: NewsDay


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11 Comments

Chapwititi Kestombela 3 months ago

Takazvitaura kare kuti iyi inonzi NEW DECEPTION and they think teachers are not important. All government workers need a realistic salary not lip service. Garai pasi apinde hake mukomana


Rugare 3 months ago

Asi mari ngaibude mufunge. Tanzwa nekutsvaga mari yemaExtra lessons. Government yasunga zvinhu zvose. Apa new curriculum yacho yakaoma. Tidii nhayi vaMnangagwa. Ngavatirerutsirewo isu vabereki tatambura neupenyu. IPAI MATICHA MARI VAITE BASA. Ivo vaMnangangwa naMtuli vanorarama ne$100 here?


Mr ndhlumbi 3 months ago

THIS IS NONSENSE KUNYENGETEDZWA NEMA SWEETS SEVANA VE_ECD


Dhuterere 3 months ago


Zly 3 months ago

Zanu pf ngaitikwanire.cheyagona kuondonga hupfumi hwenyika


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jz 3 months ago

Mutsvangwa you don't know how to keep quiet. why not shut up and let teachers fight for their needs.


Chasara kunzwa Mwonzora oti face ya Chamisa belongs to MDC alliance 3 months ago

*WHY WE REJECT THIS NONSENSE*
*Questions and anwers*

1. Where do they get buses to carry every teacher to his or her work place? Ari kuMudzi, Binga, Jerera, Chiendambuya etc... Ivo vachimbokoniwa to offer zupcos Harare only
*Nhema number 1 iyi* hatisi vana vadiki 😔

2. 100 usd kutanga March... Why March? Ko February wacho anei? .... Kuda kuti vanhu vadzoke kubasa... after vadzoka vobva vatanga excuses avo as usual... *Tinokuzivai* inhema idzi 😔 why 100 usd isu taimbotambira 540usd
*Nhema number 2*

3. Covid allowance
Covid allowance is not salary.... It may end March chaiye... Tokuzivai... and does not contribute to our pension...
We need salaries not allowances aya anogona kumuka akarova pasi mangwana aya..
*nhema number 3* Tinokuzivai sad 😔

4. Seniority etc muchisiyanisa nemarii? wotoona pakanzi ini nemunhu ave ne 30yrs pabasa kusiyana ne 2 usd hakusi kutsvinya ikoko.? Ane degree VS asina 3 usd aaaaaaa imi ityai Mwari .... Itaurei mari yacho semataurire amuri kuita dzimwe idzo vana 100usd etc
*Tinokuzivai nhema no4*

5. Payment of fees
Ko vasina vana munovapei? Ipai munhu mari yake 540 azvibhadharire ega... Tinokuzivai sad 😔. Dzenyu itsitsi dzei kuti 5 children imi muchiziva kuti most of parents now have one or 2 kids only
Tinokuzivai sad 😔
BEAM chaiyo muri kukundikana kubhadhara in time.... kwave kuzoti vana vemuCivil servant WESE imi....
Ityai Mwari
....
*Nhema number 5*

6. Zvedzimba mambogona kuvakira vemu Harare / Chitungwiza here vamuri kuputsira dzimba, vari muna Mukuvisi vangadai vatovewo neBorrowdale yavo... EPWORTH vakatsikirirana, all councils ari Kutadza kugadzira road what more kuvaka dzimba dze 500 000 civil servants... Zvakabvira riini Zvedzimba.... Every election year initaurwa zvedzimba ? Dai musingatonyari henyu...
Ipai munhu 540 yake atenge stand ega kwaanodira... Imi munoda kumuvakira kupi kwacho? Ityai Mwari
Sad 😔
Apa muri kutaura zve 5years... Makamboti 1 million jobs mukaenda Belarus 🇧🇾, Russia 🇷🇺 etc Kana ½ job hapana rakabuda nanhasi kwave kuzoti dzimba 34 000? Ityai Mwari....
*Nhema no6*

7. Loan is not a luxury... IS A sign of poverty... Ipai munhu 540usd yake muone kuti anoenda ku loan kunotsvagei... Or kana aenda oenda nekuzvidira kwete kuda kuita vanhu varanda veLoan apa companies acho ndeema Barons enyika ino, interest rates 60% and above... Imi ityai Mwari sad 😔... Apa muri kubata imwe yamakati GEMS etc pamaPayslip iri kushandei....?
Imika ityai Mwari
*Nhema no7*

8. Transport haisi nyaya yenyu.... Ipai munhu 540 afambire pamadiro... Mambogona kupa varipo here vashandi venyu ava? ... Police, Soja tinongoona vachinzwisa tsitsi varipo pamugwagwa kwave kuti imi chaivo kwave kupa tichawo zvake bhazi kana kombi kuti enda kuGandavaroyi kana. kuBocha?
Tinokuzivai
Ityai Mwari sad 😔
Transport hatina inokwana izvo so munyika ino...
Teacher haasi kuda transport yenyika ari kuda 540 usd chete oona ega kuti anofamba sei

9. Duty free....

Tinotoda duty kuti nyika iwane revenue... Tipei 540 tiite plan yedu tega, tinodzitenga tega nemari yedu... Munoda kuti vanhu vatenge mota ne 100 usd yamuri kutaura...? After how long... Dzamuri kutengerwa idzo dzonoita 100 usd here? Mota dzema 120 000 usd idzo.... teacher ndiye ofira muWish nemu Honda Fit netwu Vitz
Ityai Mwari sad 😔

Ticha usanyeperwe hapana kana chako apa... Kuvharwa ...

*Liberate yourself teacher 💪 it's so sad that these people don't even care for its workers* 😔


3 months ago

Truth 3 months ago

Wochema kuti mandipakurira 1 piece yenyama, yotorwa yobva yacutwa into 3pieces zvonzi chidya dzawanda



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