Civil Servants To Be Paid In Instalments

Civil Servants To Be Paid In Instalments
Published: 2016 June 28 07:37:28 (3719 Views)
THE broke Zimbabwe government yesterday offered to pay civil servants $US100 as part payment for June salaries which have been delayed till mid July. 
The government says the part payment will facilitate transport needs for the civil servants. 

The arrangement excludes members of the security sector including the Zimbabwe National Army and Air Force of Zimbabwe who were paid yesterday, while the police and prison officers will get their dues on Thursday.

Government yesterday met the workers’ representatives and gave the $100 option after long deliberations.

The workers said they would consult their membership and inform Government on whether or not to accept the offer.

Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira said the $100 would be paid by Friday.

She was accompanied by Ministers (Finance and Economic Development) Patrick Chinamasa, Supa Mandiwanzira (Information Communication Technology Postal and Courier Services), Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangudya and Civil Service Commission officials.

Teachers are expected to be paid on July 7 with health workers and the rest of the civil service getting their dues on July 14.

Minister Mupfumira said Government would abide by the initial salary dates announced last week.

Apex Council team leader Cecilia Alexander said while they understood Government’s position, the way forward would be mapped by their membership.

“We came back with the same position that workers will be incapacitated to report for duty if salaries are not paid on the traditional due dates,” she said.

“We are saying the economic burden should not be put on the shoulder of the workers, hence, we requested Government to look at the welfare of their workers from June 30 to July 14.

On shifting the pay dates, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development cited cash flow challenges as the reasons for not paying salaries on time.



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