In a statement to The Herald, Public Service Commission secretary Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe said Government will soon invite worker representatives to an urgent meeting to discuss the conditions of service and welfare of members of the civil service.
The statement follows a consultative meeting of the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) held on Thursday. Said Wutawunashe:
The workers presented a set of matters for discussion and Government recognises these and commits itself to consultations on an ongoing basis to address them. The National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) forum has assisted in creating industrial harmony in the civil service and Government places great importance on this process. Accordingly, the Government will, shortly, send letters of invitation to the worker representatives to this special meeting as a matter of urgency. Aware of the challenges that workers are facing as a result of a number of price distortions arising from the bordering on criminal activities, Government has set in motion a process to convene a special meeting with the worker representatives.