The Public Service Commission (PSC) has in a press release revealed that while salary negotiations are continuing the least paid teacher will take home ZWL $12500 which includes a US$75 allowance converted at that day’s interbank rate. This leaves the teacher’s salary at around $6 500.
This was contained in a statement that was published by the Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services on Twitter. The statement read:
PAYMENT OF COVID 19 ALLOWANCES TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
The Public Service Commission is pleased to advise Government workers that the USD 75 Covid 19 allowance for September 2020 is being paid today. Going forward, the USD 75 Covid allowance will be paid on pay days. This effectively means that the least paid worker (B1) is now earning ZWL 11 350.15 monthly, while a teacher at entry grade (D1) earns a total of ZWL 12 591.15. The USD 75 allowance is indexed to the prevailing RBZ foreign exchange auction rate.
Government would like to record its appreciation for civil servants in all categories who continue to render services to the citizens of Zimbabwe.
Government is committed to continuously improve the working conditions of civil servants, and hopes that negotiations in the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) to further improve emoluments for civil servants will be concluded soon
Teachers have been on strike since schools opened over a fortnight ago as they cited incapacitation.
Source: Information Ministry Twitter