In a move that has left civil servants angry and disheartened the govt on the 11th hour has reneged on its promise to give civil servants a cushioning allowance for the festive season, the Daily News reports.
This was revealed by the Apex Council’s secretary-general David Dzasukwa who spoke to the publication and said:
We were all frustrated and angry because we expected that the government had come with a proposed figure, but we were shocked when the employer announced to us that in fact they had nothing for us because the budget had already been done without factoring in the Cola.
We were told by the employer that the only time an adjustment to our conditions of service was posible is January next year so we are going to be meeting early next month as the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) to considerthat.
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