Senior pensioners have claimed that their allowances have not been increased while those on the lower level had theirs increased in March and backdated to January.
A senior pensioner who spoke to Zim Morning Post on condition of anonymity said other government pensioners got their respective pension allowance increases way back in March. The senior pensioner added:
It is six months now, and we haven’t received what is due to us.
As senior government pensioners, we also suffer the same economic hardships that all ordinary citizens are exposed to
The senior pensioner also expressed concern over uncertainty on whether the government will pay them the money they are owed or not.
This comes when the government is scheduled to meet with workers who are demanding salaries as stated in the contracts they signed for in 2018.
Government pension allowances are determined by periodic salary reviews of those still serving in government and if the government agrees to increase current workers’ salaries, it means the government would need a deep pocket to make sure pensioners catch up with others.
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