Speaking after a consultative meeting between a Government team and public service staff associations in Harare yesterday, acting Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister July Moyo said they tabled a salary increment offer to civil servants.
He said the workers should now go into negotiations with Government today. Said Moyo:
The conclusion of this discussion is that they (workers) should now, whether immediately or tomorrow, go into negotiations where Government will make an offer in terms of ameliorating the plight of the civil service in the areas that they have demanded, that is in transport, salaries and other non-monetary issues such as housing. Now that we have discussed broadly, they should go back to the NJNC because it is the statutory body that can come up with signed agreements for us to go forward. Government certainly has an offer and they will discuss and agree on timing and certain parameters. The trade unions can offer many alternatives, for instance, is the increase to apply to everybody across the board or do we favour those who are impacted on, that is, those whose salaries are lower? That we leave to them to make proposals.
July Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party and the current Minister of Local Government. Public Works and National Housing. Moyo is the deputy secretary of Administration and former Midlands Governor. He has been... Read More About July Moyo