President Emmerson Mnangagwa has offered civil servants a salary increase which would see the least paid worker taking home ZWL$1,023.00 per month up from $582.00 per month.
The Apex Council, which represents the bulk of the civil service, however, says it will consult its members on the latest offer because it was fighting for workers to get a minimum salary of $4750.00 per month.
Below is a letter from the Apex Council
APEX COUNCIL STATEMENT ON NJNC COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT, NEGOTIATIONS
Following the rejection of a 10% government offer by the APEX Council, the N.JNC meeting convened today this 23 August 2019 saw government move their offer to 76% of the total package with effective from the 1st August 2019.
The offer does not meet the stated position of the workers which is pegged at $4750.00 for the least paid civil servant. According to this development, the lowest-paid worker is expected to take home $1023.00 RTGS up from $582.00 RTGS.
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.
Chairperson (Apex Council)
The IMF has advised the government against increasing salaries after highlighting the need to manage fiscal spending by the govenment.