The government has laid down plans for periodic meetings with its workers and those in the private sector in a bid to foster relations between the two parties.
While the government is set to review civil servants’ salaries in July, it has been established meetings will be held every fortnight between the government and workers under the Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF).
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The meetings will be chaired by the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. Speaking ahead of the International Workers’ Day commemorations this week, Public Service Minister Sekai Nzenza said:
We are quite excited about the TNF Bill. It is a step in the right direction and it is set to help both parties in the long run. The Bill has been outstanding for seven years and I hope that by the end of May, it will have passed through the National Assembly.
We have been trying to improve our relations with workers since the disturbances that took place in January such that we are now meeting regularly with both Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) and Zimbabwe Federation of Trade Union (ZFTU).
I met with the unions last week and we agreed that the meetings be held fortnightly.
Government recently reviewed civil servant salaries with effect from April 1 and we are going to have another salary review in July this year.
The cost of living adjustment will, however, run up to December this year. We are also in the process of introducing low income houses and this is at an advanced stage.
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