Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
THE Government yesterday paid another group of civil servants their 2014 bonuses while workers at grant-aided institutions are expected to get their 13th check during the first week of February. Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira yesterday confirmed the payment of the bonuses and said that government was working hard to fulfil its promises.
Nurses and teachers were paid their bonuses earlier this month while members of the uniformed forces were paid late last year.
“As the government had promised, the civil servants who had not received their bonuses got them today. Those in the grant aided institutions such as universities and polytechnics will receive their bonuses during the first week of February,” said Minister Mupfumira.
“Those working at mission hospitals have also not received their money and they are included in the last group of workers to get their 2014 bonuses.”
Minister Mupfumira said government will continue to work towards the fulfilment of its obligations and promises to its workers.
She said that the government was also ready for salary negotiations with the Apex Council, which will start soon after the appointment of an independent chairperson.
Meanwhile, the government released a new 2015 civil servants salary schedule.
According to the schedule teachers, who constitute the bulk of the civil service will be paid on January 27, February 24, March 24, April 27, June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 25 and December 28, 2015.
Members of the defence forces will receive their salaries on February 16, March 13, April 15, May 14, June 12, July 13, August 12, September 14, October 15, November 13 and December 15, 2015.
The rest of the civil service will be paid on January 29, February 26, March 26, April 28, May 28, June 30, July 28, August 27, September 29, October 28, November 27 and December 29, 2015.
Pensioners will receive their payouts on January 30, February 27, March 30, April 30, May 29, June 30, July 31, August 31, September 30, October 30, November 30 and December 30 2015.
Finance and Economic Development Permanent Secretary Willard Manungo wrote to the Public Service Commission early this week confirming the 2015 pay calendar for government workers who have decried the constant change of pay days in recent months.
He said the proposed new dates were guided by cash flow projections.