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Zim government offers workers a 76% salary hike

Aug 24 2019 14:09
Crecey Kuyedzwa, Fin24

The Zimbabwean government has offered its employees a 76% pay increase – which is, nonetheless, short of what they are demanding, according to a statement issued by the state workers' representative body on Friday.

The APEX Council, comprising all civil servant representative bodies, said the 76% increase would not take salaries of the lowest paid workers to the minimum demanded.

"Following the rejection of a 10% government offer by the APEX Council, the NJNC meeting convened today, 23 August 2019, saw government move their offer to 76% of the total package effective from the 1 August 2019," APEX said.

"The offer does not meet the stated position of the workers, which is pegged at $4 750 (Zimbabwe dollars) for the least paid civil servant."

The increase offered by government will see the lowest paid worker take home $1 023 local dollars, up from $582.

"In response, the APEX Council requested for time to consult with their members. On Tuesday 28 August 2019, the two parties will meet again for further deliberations on the issue."

zimbababwe  |  economy  |  state workers  |  labour


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