June 18, 2022
Government will increase civil servants salaries by at least 100% from 1July 2022. Public sector workers will continue receiving the US$175 allowances introduced in 2021
March 21, 2022
Health workers threaten mass resignation over the proposed law. Health practitioners have rejected the Health Services Amendment Bill which they say seeks to punish them for exercising their labour rights and have threatened mass resignations if it is passed into law. At a public hearing on the Bill conducted in Bulawayo by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care last Friday, the medical staff rejected the proposed law which they said was despotic.
Feb. 10, 2022
Less than $100 a month is paid to the teachers. Teachers have rejected the government's offer of a 20% wage rise and other incentives, claiming it is insufficient.
Feb. 21, 2021
Civil servants have been given until end of this month to register for the $75 million Government Employees Mutual Savings (GEMS) loan fund, which aims to improve public workers’ livelihoods through flexible and concessionary loans. Interested Government employees are required to register at their respective ministries, which will then submit lists to the Salary Service Bureau (SSB) for deductions that will commence in March. The deductions of 2,5 percent of gross salary are being done on a voluntary basis.
Nov. 11, 2020
Government has introduced a 10 percent risk allowance for teachers while proposing a 40 percent salary increase for civil servants which will result in the lowest paid employee getting over $14 500. Cabinet approved new salary proposals for civil servants as Government affirms its commitment to pay employees decent salaries
Oct. 2, 2020
The 40 percent cost-of-living salary adjustment by the Government was paid into the bank accounts of civil servants, while negotiations continued with unions representing civil servants over a final agreement on wages and other employment terms. The adjustment, and the continuation of the US$75 a month Covid-19 allowance, were interim steps taken by the Government to help cushion its employees