Salary negotiations between the government and the civil servants will commence soon according to the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Services, ZTN reports.
Professor Paul Mavima Public Service, Labour and Social Services Minister Professor while speaking to the publication said they were either going to backdate civil servants’ salaries if resources permit or wait till they reach an agreement with the Apex Council.
We are waiting for a framework for negotiations to come from Treasury, Pending on availability of resources we may have to either backdate or continue from whatever time that we will achieve an agreement between the Apex Council and the Government team.
When contacted for comment, Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions deputy secretary-general Gibson Mushangu said they were supposed to have met before the end of January with the government to negotiate salaries:
We had come up with an agreement which stated that, before the end of January we would have convened a meeting and come up with a road map towards restoration of our eroded salaries.
Last year after salary negotiations between teachers and the government, the government promised teachers that by June 2021 they will have matched the salaries teachers were earning in 2018 before inflation eroded their salaries.
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