Breaking News

No breakthrough in civil servants' salary impasse

by Staff reporter
26 January 2013 | 4301 Views
Nothing concrete came out of the meeting between Public Service Minister Lucia Matibenga and civil servants unions on Thursday as the minister reportedly insisted that the workers should put their house in order for salary negotiations to resume.

Leaders of the unions wanted an update on salaries and working conditions, particularly why Government had failed to effect the 5,5 percent inflation-related salary increment it promised the workers this month.

Union leaders who attended the meeting said Minister Matibenga said she was also surprised that Government failed to effect the increment.

"She told us that she was equally surprised when she checked her pay slip expecting to see the increment but did not get anything," said Teachers Union of Zimbabwe president Mr Lovemore Mufamba.

"She said she was chasing the issue with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Commission to find out when the money would be effected."

Minister Matibenga referred questions to the ministry's acting secretary Mr Rodgers Sisimayi, who could not be reached for comment.

Zimbabwe Teachers Association president Mrs Tendai Chikowore said the meeting had paved way for the union leaders to reconstitute the Apex Council, a body that brings together all civil servants unions.

"We saw the minister and she insisted that we reconstitute the Apex Council for negotiations to take place.

"She told us that as stipulated by the International Labour Organisation conventions, Government would not interfere in the election process. She highlighted the importance of approaching Government as a unified force at the National Joint Negotiating Council."

The NJNC is a platform that brings to the negotiating table civil servants' unions and Government negotiators.

The unions will meet on Monday to come up with nine members that would officially constitute the Apex Council.

College Lecturers Association of Zimbabwe Mr David Dzatsunga said there was a need for civil servants to join forces if they were to achieve their goals.

"Minister Matibenga told us that the budget was passed and became law meaning Government will give us the promised increment," he said.

"There was nothing concrete in terms of salaries save to say she told us that she was pushing Treasury to release the money. We acknowledged we have differences and this is what we will clear on Monday."




Squabbles in the Apex Council started after Mr Dzatsunga was elected as the new chairperson and other unions contested the polls saying they were unconstitutional.

The term of office of the Chikowore-led executive expired in February last year and there has been no meaningful negotiation since then.


Arrest Corrupt Servants Salry Impasse

Source: TH

Does Prophet Magaya's anointing oil work?

Yes
16.99%
No
71.6%
Spiritual matters
11.41%
412

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Netone introduces number matching service - NETONE looks set to incre...

by Mafu Sithabile | 01 March 2015 | 20 Views

Mavambo tells 91-year old Mugabe to step down - Some Zimbabweans say ...

by Gibbs Dube | 01 March 2015 | 1274 Views

Grand coalition needs Mujuru, Tsvangirai to be formidable - ZIMBABWE's...

by Staff reporter | 01 March 2015 | 1439 Views

Zanu-PF youths subjected to humiliating body searches, turned back - A...

by Staff reporter | 01 March 2015 | 1409 Views

Mugabe succession race still wide open - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has s...

by Staff reporter | 01 March 2015 | 1097 Views

'Mnangagwa, Mphoko do no inspire confidence' - ZIMBABWE's political an...

by Staff reporter | 01 March 2015 | 731 Views

MDC-T's financial position remains dire - THE Morgan Tsvangirai-led MD...

by Staff reporter | 01 March 2015 | 479 Views

The authenticity of the Bible - FOR one to believe in anything it mean...

by Reverend Paul Bayethe Damasane | 01 March 2015 | 685 Views

Vintage birthday present for Mugabe

by Vusumuzi Dube | 01 March 2015 | 1224 Views

Minister, government official face jail, says Mugabe - PRESIDENT Mugab...

by Vusumuzi Dube | 01 March 2015 | 1365 Views

Warning to Khaya Moyo - Kikikikikiki! Kikikikikiki! Pardon me dear rea...

by Bishop Lazarus | 01 March 2015 | 1434 Views

The dreams of Tsholotsho Pirates

by Ishemunyoro Chingwere | 01 March 2015 | 786 Views

Mpopoma teachers open an 'annex school', fleecing students

by Lungile Tshuma and Thulani Ndlovu | 01 March 2015 | 864 Views

Iyasa, Sandra Ndebele perform at Mugabe's birthday - Videos - The long...

by Staff reporter | 01 March 2015 | 971 Views

Former Miss Zimbabwe splash love on facebook - FORMER Miss Zimbabwe Lo...

by Mbongeni Msimanga | 01 March 2015 | 1006 Views

Mugabe exposes Mujuru's sangomas and rituals - President Mugabe yester...

by Tendai Mugabe | 01 March 2015 | 666 Views

Woman discovers hubby’s other marriage in court - A DECISION by a Ma...

by Walter Mswazie | 01 March 2015 | 833 Views

'Include Mugabe's legacy in school syllabi' - Respected educationist P...

by Staff reporter | 01 March 2015 | 390 Views

2 killed, 37 injured on their way to Mugabe's 91st birthday jamboree -...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka | 01 March 2015 | 663 Views

Bulawayo City Council to retrench - THE Bulawayo City Council has set ...

by Vusumuzi Dube | 01 March 2015 | 630 Views

Mugabe confronts Mutasa over abused funds - Officials involved in corr...

by Levi Mukarati | 01 March 2015 | 680 Views

'Man of God' caught pants down - A SALVATION Army officer stationed at...

by Lungile Tshuma | 01 March 2015 | 1483 Views

Man kills brother in dispute over beer - A MAGWE man allegedly killed...

by Thulani Ndlovu | 01 March 2015 | 512 Views

Mugabe says, 'National Youth Service to be mandatory' - PRESIDENT Muga...

by Robin Muchetu | 01 March 2015 | 556 Views

Putin vowes to punish killers of Kremlin critic - Moscow - Russian Pre...

by Staff Reporter | 01 March 2015 | 579 Views

Zim model's explicit photos, video leaked - AN up-and-coming 22-year-...

by Staff Reporter | 01 March 2015 | 2302 Views

Entertainment

Popular Zim dancehall chanter arrested for fraud

by Liberty Dube | 27 February 2015 | 2521 Views

Group pens song for Mugabe - A 7-member group from Acturus has release...

by Staff reporter | 21 February 2015 | 1750 Views

Mathias Mhere saga takes new twist - Gift Mahlupeka, who allegedly che...

by Staff reporter | 20 February 2015 | 9907 Views

Mlambos Express Band flies Matabeleland Flag - Mlambos Express Band po...

by Entertainment Reporter | 20 February 2015 | 3164 Views

Will Smith's marriage is pretty much dead - For the past 18 years, Wil...

by BlackAmericaWeb | 19 February 2015 | 6747 Views

Bulawayo musician urges artists to work together

by Staff Reporter | 19 February 2015 | 2564 Views
iBlog

Rules Or Relationship

The dog does not need a lead to go for a walk. its owner can just speak a word and the dog responds. now, we are not comparing ourselves to dogs, we are comparing performance-based christian living to relationship-based christian living. big, big ... Read More
LindaDiokpa 30 December 2014 ago

Time To Kiss Zimbabwe Goodbye Forever.

By israel dubethings fall apart at zanupf. brother turns against brother, sister betrays sister. the center cannot hold anymore. as the walls of oppression and discrimination collapse, matebeles must make sure that they do not find themselves lost i... Read More
myAfroTube 03 November 2014 ago