CIVIL servants’ unions yesterday finally buried their differences over the choice of negotiators to represent them at the National Joint Negotiating Council and selected a nine-member team to meet government representatives at the salary negotiating table.
Report by Feluna Nleya
This was after Public Service minister Nicholas Goche had on Monday given the feuding unions a 48-hour ultimatum to come up with a substantive list of negotiators to represent them.
“We have agreed and come up with a list of the principal negotiators who are the Apex Council,” Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) chief executive Sifiso Ndlovu said.
The nine are Zimta president Richard Gundane and Ndlovu, Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Raymond Majongwe, Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe chief executive Manuel Nyawo, College Lecturers’ Association of Zimbabwe president David Dzatsunga, Public Service Association president Cecilia Alexander and Emmanuel Tichareva.
The Civil Service Employees’ Association and Professional and Technical Association are represented by Masimba Kadzimu and Irene Rumbidzai Matare, respectively.
Ndlovu said: “I am in the process of writing a letter to the minister with the list of the members of the Apex Council we came up with and we hope we will have a meeting soon with government to discuss on the salaries.”