Civil Servants Want NJNC Disbanded
Civil servants want the government to speed up the disbandment of the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC).
The representatives of civil servants accuse the government of manipulating the platform to its advantage while neglecting the interests of workers.
Speaking in an interview with Business Times, Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU) secretary David Dzatsunga said:
In terms of the social dialogue framework, we should move away from NJNC which is a consultative forum to a Collective Bargaining Chamber where we meet as equals.
Under NJNC, the government representatives say they are going to consult but they will just disappear into thin air and the next day you just see an amount which you have not discussed.
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Recently, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Paul Mavima revealed that the government was replacing the NJNC with the Collective Bargaining Chamber (CBC). He said:
We are in the process of creating a CBC to replace the NJNC. I, therefore, call upon you all to give your views on this exciting development and to ensure that you contribute meaningfully to this process.
However, the Collective Bargaining Chamber is yet to materialise.
Some unions representing civil servants have accused the government of hand-picking “friendly” unions to attend NJNC.