The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings has awarded its workers US$358 in allowances and a 70% salary increment with effect from this month.
In a circular to all ZESA employees dated 13 June 2022, ZESA Executive Chairman, Sydney Gata, said the “interim salary adjustment” will not prejudice ongoing collective bargaining. Read the circular below:
I wish to advise all staff that they shall receive reviewed salaries and allowances for the period June to December 2022 as follows:
1. A 70% adjustment on basic salary from June 2022
2. USD 150 Covid Allowance up to December 2022 payable at the prevailing Interbank rate
3. USD88 Transport Allowance payable at the prevailing Interbank rate.
4. USD120 Canteen Allowance payable at the prevailing Interbank rate.
The above changes will be incorporated into the June 2022 payroll.
Kindly note that this interim salary adjustment is on a without prejudice basis to the ongoing 2022 Industry Collective Bargaining Negotiations.
The adjustment is therefore being implemented as a stop-gap measure to cushion employees in view of the increased cost of living.
Therefore, any outcome of the negotiations shall take into account the increases made so far for the year 2022.
Management undertakes to continuously engage with employees in the spirit of improving their welfare and enhancing productivity.