Cabinet: The Entire Civil Service Should Return To Normal Working Hours1 year ago
The entire civil service is reverting to normal working hours starting at 7:45 am to 4:45 pm following agreements between the employees’ representatives and their employer on the improved conditions of services.
Normal service had been disrupted as a control measure for the COVID-19 pandemic, but the government introduced a cocktail of containment measures which means more social contact is now permissible.
A return to the standard shifts was announced Tuesday after a Cabinet meeting.
Announcing the Cabinet decision last night Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said:
In view of the opening up of the economy and the need to enhance service delivery to citizens, Cabinet also resolved that, going forward, the entire civil service should revert to normal working hours, that is 7:45am to 4:45pm.
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Cabinet wishes to inform the nation that the continued discussions and engagement with the stakeholders is bearing fruit and has positively resulted in increased attendance at schools by both teachers and pupils.
Minister Mutsvangwa said Cabinet was also informed that Government and civil service representatives negotiated and agreed on improved conditions of service for civil servants.
The improved conditions of service include a 20 per cent review on gross payments backdated to January 1, a continuation of payment of US$75 Covid-19 allowance for civil servants payable in hard currency with effect from January 1, 2022.
There was also an introduction of a US$100 salary to be paid in hard currency across the board with effect from March 1, bringing the total USD monthly pay component to USD$175, with effect from March 1, 2022.
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