Teachers to get bonuses after Christmas

GOVERNMENT has reportedly postponed payment of teachers’ bonuses until after Christmas amid reports that Treasury was struggling to raise funds for the wage bill, NewsDay has learnt.

EVERSON MUSHAVA,CHIEF REPORTER

It emerged last night that government would first pay salaries on December 13, while the 13th cheque would be paid in the last week of December.
Teachers’ unions’ leaders yesterday confirmed their members had been unsettled by reports that government could no longer afford bonus payments hardly a month after soldiers received their 13th cheque.

The teachers’ unions have written to Public Service minister Nicholas Goche demanding clarity on the bonuses issue.

Although no comment could be obtained from Goche, Zimbabwe Teachers’ Union chief executive Sifiso Ndlovu told NewsDay: “We cannot deny or confirm the rumour. We have written to Minister Goche today (yesterday) demanding clarification on the matter. We cannot continue to rely on rumours. We need to know if we are receiving the bonuses or not.”

Ndlovu said it would be sad if government failed to pay bonuses to the remainder of the public service.

“They promised and they should deliver. They have given bonuses to soldiers and police officers and if they do not give us, they will be breeding a problem for our labour relations in future. In fact, it will be a travesty of justice. They (government) cannot work on scenarios without consulting the affected people.”

Ndlovu said he was surprised why government had not given them the “token increments” it promised before and soon after the July 31 harmonised elections.

He accused government of lame excuses to “knock them off balance” and ignore their plight in the long run.

Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe chief executive officer Manuel Nyawo said: “I hear they (government) want to pay teachers bonuses on December 27. It would be a shock coming for the first time in Zimbabwean history that civil servants get bonuses separate from their salaries.

“It will defeat the whole purpose of paying bonuses because they are meant to be enjoyed during the Christmas holidays. We are very worried, and even worried that government had promised to increase salaries before December and this has not been done.

“Government should come out in the open that they do not want to give us the bonuses and token increment.”

Goche recently said he was unable to award civil servants salary increments because the power wrangles for control of the civil servants’ umbrella body, Apex Council, made it impossible for him to negotiate with government workers.

But, Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Raymond Majongwe accused government of stage-managing the fights at the Apex Council to block salary increments for civil servants.

He, however, said he was optimistic that government would honour its pledge.

“They promised and they will pay,” he said.

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  1. ndozvakatanga zvichiita ma companies ose akavhara izvi

    1. Bhora hari gowe risina kukaviwa vabereki,bhora mugedhi

      1. BHORA MUGEDHE VANHU MUSANGO.MAZIMBO MAKAPATA HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU VOTE FOR A 90 YEAR OLD.OUR KIDS WILL LAUGH AT US.AREN’T YOU ASHAMED TO SEE YOUR PRESIDENT SLEEPING AT DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCES KIKIKI

  2. MAY I REQUEST THAT THIS GOVERNMENT BE PLACED UNDER JUDICIAL MANAGEMENT WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT TO RESTORE IT TO A VIABLE ENTITY…..KIKIKIKI BONUS AFTER XMAS MAYA TATOVHARWA GEN’A

  3. HOPE!! There appear to be two curses in Zimbabwe at the moment; Prophets and Politicians!!! these two seem to work with the same manual, They raise peoples HOPES and then ….. you know what happens. One unfortunate prophet was quoted by the media as saying gold will rain, there will be traffic congestion as has never been seen before, a new town (or is it city) is going to be built etc and the followers went berserk!!! The government promised salary increases and was then revised to a ‘token’ increment or token none has been received, bonuses if true will be paid after Christmas!!! Eishh, God help us.

    1. unotaurirei zvausingazive!? Zve MaProphets siyana nazvo!! farisa uchitaura chimwe!! Siyana nazvo izvi!!

  4. Thanks to our ever so loving government. We will get our 2013 bonus just in time for Xmas 2014.

  5. I hear da health services board relayed da same message to health workers as well . The reason being illegal sanctions of coz .

  6. BITI SAID IT KUTI GOVERNMENT IS BROKE AKANZI AKURAMBIRA NEMARI…..SAKA APA WHATS THE STORY SEZVO HOMWE MAKABATA MEGA?……HAPACHINA ANE HANYA KO HANTI MAELECTIONS AKAPERA….BONUS MOTOIWANA 2017 B4 2018 ELECTIONS.KUPUSA

  7. Gushungo, where are you? Where is the token salary increment you promised govt workers during the elections?

  8. Government has kept on lying to us. Macivil servants ese musanyengedzwe nemasweets kunge vana. Zviri pachena kuti hakuna bonus, and also it shows that uniformed forces are the only ones important to the gvt, the rest we are useless. Ende pamurisa acho are the ones killing people. Lets take industrial action magen’a

  9. zanu pf yaiti Biti ari kuramba nemari vachida kuti povho imukire Mdc kuti ndiyo yakanga ichikonzera kuti zvinhu zvisafambe asi nhaiwe Robert Mugabe hauone here kuti kuchembera kwakukonzera kanenge kakurwara nepfungwa.Ipa vana ava mari dzavo dzebonus dai ari Biti ari panyanga waitinyepera kuti ndiye anoramba nemari veduwee tikaramba tichisekerera mhandu
    idzi dzinonwa muto vamwe vachida kuseva tinofa tave marombe

  10. As long the pricing of goods and services offered by government remains mixed up then we are going nowhere. Now that schools are closed some schools like Courtenay Sealous Primary in Greendale which charges usurous levies like USD140 per term are allowed to get away with murder then we are going nowhere. Now today over And above this they are also charging an extra USD 100 for something called building levy, then chaos is simply going to result. The Minister should seriously consider scrapping these levies and increase school fees instead otherwise this nonsense is taking money out of government pockets and putting them into the pockets of thieving headmasters and their corrupt SDAs overseen by robber officers in the ministry who approve these crazy levies..Now witholding school reports to force parents to pay this has gone even crazier..THIS IS MADNESS!

  11. Zvatotanga nekutadza kubhadhara mabonus netoken salary increament. Next year vachatadza kubhadhara masalaries. Zimdollar will be returned next year to pay civil servants and we are going to plunge back to pre2009 era. Mark my words!

    1. Ngavarege kuda kutinzwa put the government under judicial management nxaaaa

  12. Liquidity this liquidity that nonsense. Jus print ma zim dhora and give da servants. And channel all blame to mdc as usual

  13. tendai chaminuka

    Our manifesto seems to have excited everyone……kkkkk…..cause it was a bag of lies.+100 days in office and how many people have been employed,empowered,ko ndiginised

  14. Reality for Real

    The problem is that all our government arms are held by and serviced by politicians. There is no civil service in the true sense. even the so-called workers’ unions are politicized. these are the effects. this is only the beginning of hard times unless we address the root cause. Politicians should stay with their politics and leave Public Offices for civil servant.

  15. AYA MASHURA CHAIWO….THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END .NXA MHOSVA……..BHORA MUGEDHI

  16. they wil hv 2 thnk GOD if thy receive their full salaries

  17. Delaying payment of the 13th cheque means extension of the school holiday! In other words schools should open for the 2014 calendar a day after teachers’ payday period!

  18. Mugabe is Saul, full of years but no annointing, while Morgan is David, anointed but not yet appointed

    1. Shame shame shame. Shame shame shame.

  19. Taoma mate mukanwa nezvinoitwa neZanu Pf, Bhora mugedhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. mashura rudzii, we want to get fees, uniforms, school places for our children now, is it a gvt or another thing that we call gvt

  20. Mari kuchinhooyi conference,hanti makavhota vana maJONGWE kutopanduka shame,shame,shame

  21. iyo zanu yacho yakutobata target yavo ye3million yekucongress kuchinhoyi.

  22. Ndiyo “BHORA MUGEDHI” yaitaurwa. Just the beginning.

  23. Mwari deliver us from evil

  24. Mushambarichakwata

    Kkkkkkkkkk Zimbabwe inyika yedu! Todya izvozvo! Kwaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Hakuna chembwa vatenzi vararira mutakura! Kkkkkiest shinga bhoki mabhonzo ndeako! Kwaaaaakwawkakwkakkkkk!

  25. BITI ARIKUTINYIMA MARI. WHY IS BITI STILL MIN OF FINANCE. ZPF PLZ TAKE OVER WE WANT DEVELOPMENT. WHERE ARE YOU?

  26. Someone somewhere in July said if Zanupf win the elections the country will slide back to 2008 zvikanzi ne newspaper rinodzi The Herald honai munhu avakupenga!but thats where we are heading

  27. BONUS After Heroes’ Holiday 2014

  28. it’s hard to believe that the country ine MA diamonds aimbonzi biti haasi kuda kutipa mari yacho inotadza kubhadhara vashandi vayo……manje munochiona gore rinouya mukasatipa mari iyoyo…. kusvika rini meso ACHIONA MUROMO USINGATAURE….NHASI NDINOFIRA KUREVA….WINKY DEE

  29. the easiest option is in plain sight; give the job to someone capable of restoring international relations and of course align that with the mathematical expression already referred to previously. the current is failing dismally despite forty something profiled representation all over the world. thats the naked truth !!

  30. Teachers, we are too idiotic. We cant stand for ourselves

  31. Tongai tione.

    Psychopathy is defined as either an aspect of personality or as a personality disorder, characterized by enduring dissocial or antisocial behavior, a diminished capacity for empathy or remorse, and poor behavioral controls or fearless dominance.

  32. Narcissism is a term that originated with Narcissus in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Currently it is used to describe the pursuit of gratification from vanity, or egotistic admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, that derive from arrogant pride.

    1. vatituka wane ki ki ki ki kii

  33. vanity is the excessive belief in one’s own abilities (often self exxageration) or attractiveness to others.

  34. matiuraya ndoo landslide victory yacho here? all animals are equal but some are more equal than others

    1. When l grow up l want to work as teacher in the police force or amry maybe prisons. I will get my bonus.

  35. “Biti arikuramba nemari” shame shame shame masaskam!!!!

  36. HAZVINA BASA IZVO, THEY HAVE BEEN GETTING MA INCENTIVES FROM OUR SALARIES
    EVERY MONTH, SO AS LONG AS THEY GET THEIR BONUS, EVEN IN JANUARY ITS STILL FINE. FOKORO MHANI

    1. Iwewe ka, you really have issues chokwadi. How is it still okay for someone to not enjoy his/her hard-earned money? Especially during the holidays? Ende urikufara nezvirikuitika nhai? Your shallowness really is just so sad. Kutozonyora in caps zvinhu zvisina basa! Some people…

  37. Icho………………………

  38. Ndimi makavhota rwendo rwuno muchaita kirisimisi yemachaina.

  39. makavhotera masadunhu kut atonge nyika ndeyenyu iyo hama.budget hapana nanhasi hamheno kwatiri kuendeswa nembavha idzii dzakabvira kuba kubva 1978 nanhasi dziri kungo baaa.ngatisa tarisira mashura from zanu hama dzadiwa ndozviripo izvozvo BHORA MUGEDHIII .umwe muimbi akaimba kut shinga chete zvichanaka zvichanaka shinga chete zvichanaka zvicha……regai zanu imboba varume ana masimirembwa vakangoba zvikanyararwa vana gono vakadya mari yenyika zvikanyararwa saka SHANDA HAMA SHANDAAAAAA!mukangoita strike munorohwa namasoja zvisingaiti kumamiswa zvekut hamheno mongo shanda kut zvikuitirei hama hapana hapana…..apa kuchenjera kani gvt kupa mari vavano ziva kut vakagumbuka kunofiwa imi vasina hasha munodya izvozvo nhaka…bhora mugedhi next election hamukotsiri kana muchivhotesa,hamutambiri ma100 nozh ekuvhariwa vhariwa nezanu ichida kurigger Majongwe is a stupid idiot alwayz praising zanu saka iye akapiwa kagoda kengoda gvt yototi tapedza nemi i think munofanirwa kumubvisa kut ayite MP we zanu zvakanaka

  40. its too early to groan and mourn…..real trouble lies ahead….its a free fall…..wait and see.

  41. Dai makambotanga nemateacher makambosiya masoja. Teachers because you do not have guns ha muna basa, zvakaoma. Dai mune pfuti kabanga makatoluma.

  42. psychosis is an attraction to a declaration of obstinate pomposity and unrelenting commitment to unwavering defence of a simple task well meant done by another and there is tangent along the base of logarithm.

  43. One suggestion is to spread-out bonus payment throughout the year so that government is not faced with a huge wage bill they cannot finance come year end. So bonuses could be paid according to: date of birth of each civil servant; by alphabetical order of surnames; or by the department in which one works – whichever way is more convenient.
    The bonus for civil servants is a 13th cheque that is not performance related so it could be paid in any month of the year.

  44. MASOJA….vane miviri yesimbi here rimwe gore husoja huchapera….nekuti urimusoja wobvuma kuti national duty rekuuraya hama dzako pamusana paachimwene…coup macomrades.

  45. these ar the results of a land slid victory gone wrong. If ZANU does not fix this problem then their end is gona super accellarate fasta than when they were under e sheild of e GNU. ndatenda!

  46. Propolgander… Zanu chiororo… kana iyo pachayo ichazviorora.

  47. bhola egedini, ZANU PF the winning team, I love baba mugabe kudarika zvinhu zvese MDC-T yaitikuvadza muUnity Gvnt taitadza kuba zvakanaka maroads takacheresa varipo vachigadzira ikozvino hatixhina mari yekutambisa muchafamba mumadust amajaira, uye mailligal sanctions dat r causing us to fail to progress asi tiine mamillions to put to our conference tookuonai after, maticha muchazviona zvikuru tichaita soon after christmas we are giving you the Yen from china……zanu yaora

  48. Makavharwa,biti is long gone,handiti ndiye ainzi arikurambira mari.chokwadi chavo ndomanyepo.

  49. lf the hand of God is not with this nation next year kugeda geda kwemazino.lets pray for wisdom and guidance

  50. Ma war veterans nevana wavo ngavaende kundotamba kongonya kuoffice yaChinamasa

  51. just rig the economy simple

  52. Ndimi maimboti Biti anoramba nemari. Tongai tione. You cant even pay bonuses which civil servants were getting for the past 4 years? makaba mukapedza madiamonds ese?

  53. Masoja edu nemapurisa edu tirikutotya kuti patinovashaira mari ye salary gore rinouya iri tinovaita sei. anyway we will close all other depts and remain with the millitary only as gvt employees.

  54. ahhhh MATICHA mhosva yawo ndeye 2008.

  55. VIVA ZANU KUGARA MUSANGO TANETA KANI VIVA ZANU KUGARA MUSANGO TANETA KANI. YOU WILL BOCHES I TOLD YOU SO. ZANU WILL EAT ALL DA MONI THEY WILL BUILD ALL DA MANSION AND EAT PWETERE EVERYDAY ISU WE BOCHA THEY HAVE BEEN LYING FOR 30 YEARS ISU TATOCHEMBERA NE NHEMA HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

  56. Mwari pindirai mdc waz best tanga tisingashayi mari iyo zanu nhema moitei ful of lies nxaaa

  57. Handisi mu civil service hangu, asi kwedu madhumeni ari kunzi “anokumbirwa” kudhoneta (????) $1 each ku3mil yecongress…???? kwenyu zvirikowo here nhai vehama?

  58. Be patient.mari inouya asi after holiday.munoidii Miri paholiday.besides Hapana kana vana vari kupasa

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