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Govt, Civil Servants Agree On Improved Working Conditions

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Fri, 11 Feb 2022 16:30:21 GMT
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Govt, Civil Servants Agree On Improved Working Conditions

The National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) met this Friday in Harare for the latest round of negotiations towards improving the working conditions of civil servants.

The NJNC comprises Government and civil servants’ representative body, the Apex Council.

In a statement after the meeting, the NJNC said they have agreed on the following:

  • A 20% review on gross emoluments (basic salary + transport allowance + housing allowance+ representation where applicable) backdated to 1 January 2022 and to be paid on February 2022 pay date.
  • Introduction of USD 100 salary to be paid in hard currency across the board with effect from 1 March 2022. This is up and above the ZWL salary.
  • Continuation of payment of USD 75 Covid-19 Allowance for civil servants payable in hard currency with effect from 1 January 2022. This brings the total USD monthly pay component to USD.
  • Introduction of a housing loan guarantee scheme for homeownership available to all civil servants.
  • Payment of performance advancement awards arrears from 2012 to date with immediate effect.
  • To improve efficiency in the processing of rebate on duty on motor vehicles imported by civil servants.
  • Payment of ZWL 20 000 maximum school fees for up to (three) 3 biological children of a teaching family.
  • Provision of a special once-off transport facility to ferry teachers in both rural and urban areas.

Meanwhile, civil servants’ representatives requested the Government to bring back the effective date of implementation of the USD 100 package pay date from the 1st of March to 1 January 2022.

Civil servants further pleaded with the Government not to take action against teachers who fail to report for duty.

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The NJNC also agreed that quarterly negotiations will continue.

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