Civil servants give pay ultimatum

zimbabwean_teacher.jpgHARARE - A week after the ministry of education averted a teachers' strike by promising incentives, civil service unions have issued a seven-day ultimatum to the government to review their US$100-a-month allowances.

Teachers were promised a review of their salaries, free education for
their children and exemption from bank charges, among other benefits.
The civil service unions are, however, unhappy at what they feel is a
divide and rule tactic and say these concessions were made outside the
normal negotiating forum for civil servants.

Jeremiah Bvindiri, the deputy executive secretary of the Public Service Association

(PSA), said they had given the government till May 15 to resolve their concerns, or face a job boycott. – SW Radio Africa

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