Zim civil servants take fight to ILO

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Takudzwa Chihambakwe

CIVIL servants in Zimbabwe have asked the International Labour Organisation to intervene in their “salary dispute” with the southern African country’s government.

Apex council secretary, David Dzatsunga told ZTN: “The Apex council has had to write to the ILO to intervene in our dispute with Government. As it stands now we are just waiting for the ILO to respond.”

The council represents all civil servants in the country and has been clamouring for higher salaries.

When contacted for comment Zimbabwe’s Civil Service Commission requested questions via email and is yet to respond.

Government and its workers have been engaged in protracted salary negotiations.

Civil servants, who last got a salary review in August this year which saw the least paid worker getting ZWL $ 1 023, argue that their earnings have been eroded by inflation.

On the other hand, government says it is committed to continuously reviewing the salaries of its workers and has undertaken to pay bonuses to all its workers this month.