Chitungiwza Municipality employees have not received full salaries for the past 4 years amid reports that top management is splashing vast sums of money in unnecessary trips and workshops, The Herald reports.
This was revealed by the Council’s Workers Union president Reverend Ephraim Katsina who spoke to the publication and said:
We are in between 45 to 50 months’ salary arrears depending on grade. Health workers are owed millions in professional and retention allowances.
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Sewerage and water workers are owed Zinwa allowances and former employees are owed more than $3 million in salary arrears. Grades 1 to 3, which is management, have less salary backlogs of between four to 12 months.
According to the publication, some workers are still owed allowances as far back as 2008, and those who are owed by the council are the least paid staffers. The salaries and allowance backlog was confirmed by the city ‘s acting town clerk Dr Tonderai Kasu who according to the publication said;
From January, management approved a salary increase for ordinary employees of 608 percent, while managers were yet to get a salary hike in the last two years.
Health workers had been paid allowances for working during the first cholera outbreak, while they were trying to address the arrears for the second outbreak.
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