Civil servants push for US$600 minimum salary

HARARE-The Public Service Association (PSA) is pushing for a minimum salary of US$600 to improve  living conditions of civil servants, an official said on Wednesday.

Executive secretary Emmanuel Tichareva said that the association had
already met Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to discuss salaries for
public workers.

We met the Prime Minister on Tuesday to discuss the issue of salaries in foreign currency, he said.

More meetings will be held with the relevant ministry and we are very happy with government response so far, he added.

Government this month paid US$100 allowances to civil servants and
efforts were underway to ensure availability of more funds to pay
salaries in hard currency starting next month.

The minimum of $600 is our position now but we appreciate the
challenges facing government and we are prepared to be constructive by
giving support, added Tichareva.

He said the association had tried to meet the new government earlier
but its attempts were overtaken by events on the ground when the new
allowances were announced.

Payment of allowances in foreign currency has brought renewed hope in
civil service as most workers have started reporting for duty.

Inadequate salaries resulted in frequent strikes by civil servants that crippled government operations. – ZimOnline.

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