Civil Servants, Govt Meet Again Over Salaries
Representatives from the Government and civil servants are set for another National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) meeting on Friday (tomorrow) with the issue of salaries high on the agenda.
The two parties held their first NJNC meeting of the year on Wednesday where improving the welfare of civil servants took centre stage.
Early reports had indicated that the meeting failed to kick off yesterday as representatives could not connect on Zoom due to connectivity and power challenges.
However, the Permanent Secretary in the Minister of Public service, Labour and Social Welfare, Simon Masanga, said the Government tabled on offer to civil servants and the latter requested another feedback meeting which will be held tomorrow. Said Masanga:
Yesterday we had a virtual meeting where we deliberated on the offer that the government was putting on the table.
Workers requested to go and consult their membership and come back with the feedback tomorrow on the cost of living adjustment and other non-monetary benefits that government workers are entitled to.
Chairperson of the Apex Council, the umbrella body of civil servants representatives, Cecilia Alexander, confirmed that they will be meeting with the Government on Friday.