Civil Servants Give Govt Ultimatum

Civil Servants Give Govt Ultimatum
Published: 2016 July 04 06:25:36 (2473 Views)
Civil servants have given the government an ultimatum threatening to go on strike as from Tuesday, the 5th of July if they are not paid their salaries in full.

Speaking after a three-hour meeting attended by 14 civil servants unions, Apex Council team leader Cecilia Alexander, said there was no going back in demanding what was due to the workers.

“The employer must urgently address the concerns of the workers, failure of which, the workers have resolved to take action starting from Tuesday, the 5th of July 2016 on-wards,” she said.

Government has off late paid only $100 towards the salaries of its employees.

Acting Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Supa Mandiwanzira, yesterday made an appealed to civil servants to be patient over delayed pay dates saying things would return to normal soon.

“If the money was there, Government would pay now. There is no reason to delay the salaries, but the current cash flow challenges have militated against Government’s obligations to civil servants and other stakeholders owed. We can continue saying please hear Government’s plea, we are doing everything we can to ensure this does not become a permanent situation,” he said.

Government has only managed to pay civil servants in the security sector.



- Zimmetro.net
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