Discussions to review civil servants salaries start

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THE Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association says the Civil Service Commission has shown commitment towards increasing civil servants salaries as suggested by President Robert Mugabe.

WONAI MASVINGISE

Civil servants representative bodies met the CSC (formerly the Public Service Commission) in Harare yesterday to discuss the realignment of statutes within the Public Service Act with the new Constitution and conditions of service among other issues.

Zimta secretary general Richard Gundani told NewsDay after the meeting that the association was pleased by the willingness of the CSC to improve the remuneration packages of civil servants.

“The commission showed commitment towards giving civil servants better remuneration. They were in agreement with what the President said earlier regarding salaries and they were in agreement with us that the Poverty Datum Line should be the benchmark for the least paid civil servant,” Gundani said.

Currently, the least paid civil servant takes home less than $300 against a Poverty Datum Line (PDL) of about $550.

Gundani expressed hope negotiations with the Joint Negotiating Council would commence next month to speed up the process.

“We expressed our wish that we get this increment before year end and we are waiting for the Joint Negotiating Council to respond. We were hoping that by October we would have started engaging the Joint Negotiating Council over this issue,” he said.

Gundani said during the meeting, they discussed the need to realign the Public Service Act with the new Constitution.

“Some Acts will have to be amended so that we can have the power of collective bargaining as opposed to mere consultations that we were doing before. The new Constitution now gives us the power of collective bargaining with the government,” he said.

17 COMMENTS

  1. muri kunonoka muchingotaura taura dau tau vanhu havadye dau tau. iyo hurumende ngaingowedzera sekutaura kwayakaita kana paine zvinoda kuzotaurwa zvotaurwa. nxaa

    • Sahiwra, mari yehurumende yakasiyana neyekumba kwako yekuti unongopinza ruoko muhomwe wozoudza madam later.

  2. where does cmrd Gundani get the idea that the constitution provides for collective bargaining in civil service? Am reading chapter 10 section 203 subsection 1 and 4 am getting that one of the functions of csc is to fix salaries with approval of president and recommendation of ministry of finance. There is silance on cb. Can u on our behalf ask Mr Gundani to enlighten us so that we shear his joy and optimism

  3. Mari ngaingowedzerwa sezvakataurwa naPresident. Ko maconsultations nekungotaura taura ndezveiko. Vakahwina ma elections vanototoziva kare mari yavaida kupa vanhu, saka chamunopedza nguva muchida kuita manegotiations chii. Manegotiations echii nguva ichipera. Negotiation chino, negotiation icho, negotiation, negotiation, negotiation. Chaunoita negotiate nemunhu arikuda kutokupa chii. Kutipedzere nguva. Kwanai mhani vanhu imi. Mari ngaibude, tidye mari. Bhora mberi.

  4. Zimta ngaibude munyaya dzemasalaries. Va Mugabe ndivo mambo vakati varikuda kutipa mari. U see u are saying next negotiation is in October which there nothing next month. Guys do not politicize issue yemari it was a promise. The president never promised to negotiate but money. Zimta get out of our promise we expect salary adjustments next month.

  5. normally discussions are nt anything to celebrate they have not started as yet. faith in discussions was lost so pliz rather tel pple results than kutaura zvemisangano yamurikudya shoma yacho nemaallowance imomo. nw e constitution rytly states bodies responsible for welfare o public workers. and INI M O E IDEA PACKAGES SUCH AS MORGAGES, FOR HOUSING, AND CAR LOANS AND BETTER ARRANGEMENTS IN TERMS OF RURAL ALLOWANCES FOR DEDICATED NURSES AND TEACHERS IN MACHONYONYO IS E WAY TO GO…….. NT KUWEDZERA MARI CHETE???? GET ME RYT

  6. No wonder y we dd not get a salary increament all these yrs, if the HE saw it applicable kuti tipuhwe mari problem yevarume ava ndeyeyi negotiation chii chacho, president vakati mari kuvanhu imi makuswera muchingoti negotiaton, our party knws kuti vanoda kutipa marii, minister Goche murikutovanonokera. Kasi vanhu varikunegotiator mari makatowedzerwa here, hatichakuoneyi zvakanaka, plus maspecialist ngaapuhwe mari dzavo, mari kumapilots ehurumende

  7. Zimta msapedzera wanhu tym. Our president promised us somethng not zimta. Now u are delaying nezvmanegotiations zvenyu. Msatisembure plz. U are saying nxt negotiations wl b in oct isu tichtot ndopatnowana mari yedu. Aiwazve tipeiwo maserious, iya.

  8. these pple they want to give us an increament for sure but they saw that if they give on october our bonus will be more

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