Civil service pay hike takes effect

Mr Sifiso Ndlovu

Mr Sifiso Ndlovu

Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Correspondent
GOVERNMENT yesterday released pay dates for civil servants for this month with its employees also expected to start receiving their 17,5 percent salary rise.This will be their first pay increase in nearly a decade.

The health sector, Zimbabwe National Army and Air Force of Zimbabwe will get their salaries on Monday, while police and Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service officers will receive theirs on July 20.

The education sector will be paid on July 24 and the rest of the civil servants will be paid on July 27.
Pensioners will be paid on July 31.

Civil servants body, Apex council secretary general Mr David Dzatsunga confirmed this month’s pay dates.

He said in fulfilment of an agreement between Government and civil servants following salary negotiations, employees are expected to receive an increment this month.

“Unless something drastic happens, the agreement we have with them (Government) is that the salary increment is coming this July, with effect from 1st of July. So it will be legitimate to say they will certainly effect an increment this month,” he said.

Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association chief executive officer Mr Sifiso Ndlovu said teachers were expecting to receive a pay rise as no communication to the contrary has been made.

He said what teachers were now seeking is Government’s clarification on the payment of cash-in-lieu of outstanding vacation leave days.

“We expect them to start rolling out the issue of cash-in-lieu because that is a special allowance for civil servants,” he said.

The Minister responsible for the administration of the Public Service Cde Simbarashe Mumbengegwi could not be reached for comment yesterday.—@nqotshili

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  • Mixed Race

    Can this sudden bumper harvest be sustained after the elections?????

  • Kinta Kuntewatz Mushore

    I think this is not good to publish civil service salaries koz ndozviri kukonzera kuti zvinhu zvikwire mushop and ku black market. Ndoona sekuti mari idzo dzinofanirwa kungoisa chinyararire kuitira kuti ishandewo panekuti saizvozvi inopinda isisina basa koz zvinhu zvinenge zvakwerisa.

  • oh wow !!

    more RTGS fictitious money being created out of thin air, keep it up, we are headed for another disaster like Zimdollar days very soon !!!! All created by the current numbskulls in power who learn NOTHING from history or their past mistakes.

  • mazicobomoco7

    Panga pavanenguva zvisati zvaitika thanks to operation restore legacy which brought winds of change in zimbabweand now we are enjoying the fruits of the new economic, social and political dispensation under the leadership of cpresident ED munangagwa-keep it up

  • kid marongorongo

    if the money is released then its good news to our deserved resilient civil servants, my appeal is to the unscrupulous business people who have hiked prices 3 times since the government agreed the meager increment, lets support ED for transparent business practice and fairness

  • Ndini

    good news;;;but why publish civil servants salaries?