Government workers have once again threatened to go on industrial action as the government is failing to meet their salary demands.
Junior doctors on Friday announced that they had rejected the government’s 60% allowance increment offer saying it was insignificant given the inflationary nature of the economy.
The announcement came at a time when senior doctors had also announced incapacitation and intention to join junior doctors in industrial action they embarked on over a month ago.
Teachers, on the other hand, have said that negotiating for salaries with the authorities was time-wasting as the soaring inflation erodes the salaries the day an agreement is made.
Teachers Unions including ZIMTA, PTUZ and ARTUZ said the rejection of the 76% salary increment in August is now justified by the inflation rate.
They demand salaries pegged in United States dollars but paid in the local currency using the interbank rate of the day.
Workers are saying that they are now incapacitated to execute their duties and responsibilities whilst those still reporting for work have entered into huge and unsustainable debts.
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