Civil Servants Given A 40% Cost Of Living Adjustment

Civil servants starting today will receive a 40% cost of living adjustment from the government, while salary negotiations between the government and the civil servants continue, The Herald reports.

This was revealed by the Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services Minister Senator Monica Mutsvangwa who said the government was negotiating in good faith during a post-cabinet briefing. Said Mutsvangwa:

Normally, Government does not effect salary adjustments without a signed agreement, but we have had to go out of our way to cushion our dedicated workers. Negotiations at the National Joint Negotiating Council will continue and any agreement arrived at will be honoured in the spirit of collective bargaining.

Government has had a long history of negotiating with its workers in good faith and increases negotiated should not work against the stability that has been achieved on the financial markets and price stability as this will fuel inflation again and erode the gains we have achieved.

Teachers are on strike as they are citing incapacitation and they are not reporting for duty since schools reopened for the writing classes on Monday.

while negotiations between the government and Apex Council which represents almost all civil servants collapsed last month before they resumed again yesterday.

More: The Herald 

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2 comments on “Civil Servants Given A 40% Cost Of Living Adjustment

  1. I think this circus called gvt is out of touch with reality. What is 40% of rtgs3 500 being earned by a teacher!! Less than rtgs 2000 abt 15USD in real terms!. We have selfish leaders with no empathy at all, Mugabe valued the importance of education but it seems this current gvt is taking that down the drain. We need change, we are tired.

  2. The 40% has reflected for civil servants the exact amount is Rtgs1546. This amount is supposed to pay fees for the teachers child, to pay for transport to work and buy food for the remainder of this month! The teacher complains (and rightly so) and the response from the honourable minister is that ‘i will fire you and replace you with temporary teachers’! Is this a respone expected in independent Zimbabwe we celebrated in 1981?? God help us.

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