November 3, 2020

Government workers reject salary offer

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Takudzwa Chihambakwe

Civil servants in Zimbabwe have rejected Government’s salary adjustment offer which would have seen the least-paid earn ZW$13 590 (US$167).

Grade C5 was offered ZW$14 105 (US$174), grade D1 $15 077 (US$186) and grade E1 $16 430 (US $201).

The offer was tabled and rejected during salary negotiations in the capital, Harare, on Tuesday.

Instead, the civil servants want the least-paid to get US$520 or the equivalent in Zimbabwe dollars.

In a communiqué after the meeting, their representatives said, “The workers side flatly rejected the offer for falling short of addressing the incapacitation of civil servants.”

The Government side could not be reached immediately for comment.

Talks are expected to continue this week

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