Teachers have pleaded with the government to extend the biometric registration deadline as they cite that the deadline is too soon and impossible to work with. ZIMTA Secretary-General Tapson Sibanda said this to the Daily News
The deadline is too near and impossible to work with. As a union, we do not understand what the government is trying to do.
We have engaged the government requesting that the deadline be extended beyond Monday (today) but we are not sure if they are going to respond positively to our request.
We also take great offence at the attempt to blackmail our members by threatening to cease their salaries. If any member’s salary is ceased unprocedurally, we will make it expensive for the Commission.
According to the publication, Majongwe viewed the short deadline as set “for no other reason than to terrify our members into reporting for work” even when they are incapacitated to do so due to underpayment.
Public Service Commission in a move to weed out ghost workers urged all civil servants to register biometrically or risk being struck off the government payroll by 30 September 2019.
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