Govt offers backdated US$100 salary increment

Staff Writer

GOVERNMENT has climbed down on the salaries feud , moving the offer to a US$100 monthly salary on top of the  US$75 Covid19 allowance and the current Zim$ salary component.

The details are confirmed in a statement signed by the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU), Cecilia Alexandar released Friday evening.

“The National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) met on the 11th of February 2022at Kaguvi Building, Harare and agreed on the following:  A 20% review on gross emoluments (basic salary + transport allowance + housing allowance + representation where applicable) backdated to 1 January 2022 and to be paid on February 2022 pay date.

“The Introduction of US$100 salary to be paid in hard currency across the board with effect from 1 March 2022. This is up and above the ZW$ salary and continuation of payment of US$75 Covid-19 Allowance for civil servants’ payable in hard currency with effect from 1 January 2022,” she said.

Government also agreed to pay performance advancement awards arrears from 2012 to date with immediate and to improve on efficiency in the processing of rebate on duty on motor vehicles imported by civil servants.

During the meeting , workers demanded that government must reverse the decision to suspend teachers who failed to report for duty, extend the school fees benefit to rest of civil service amid an  agreement that quarterly reviews will continue.

“After a However, the agreement could not be signed due to a sticking issue regarding the government’s intention to suspend teachers who failed to report for duty due to incapacitation.

“We therefore call upon the government to respect the labour rights of workers as enshrined in the Constitution of Zimbabwe Section 65(3) as read with the ILO conventions 87 and 98,”added ZCPSTU.

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