Government offers civil servants 10% salary increment

Government is offering civil servants a 10 percent salary hike with effect from April 2019, sources have said.

In a meeting between Public Service Commission and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to discuss issues to do with salaries, Minister Mthuli Ncube proposed the 10 percent salary increase across the board, The Mail and Telegraph has learnt.

The meeting came on the backdrop of a negotiations between civil servants’ unions and government which took place yesterday as well as on the backdrop of a notice of industrial action in the next 14 days by the Civil Service Commission.

Government and civil servants’ unions yesterday held a meeting where government acknowledged  the erosion of buying power caused to its workers by rising inflation due to price increases for basic commodities and the three-tier pricing system.

Today (Thursday) there is a National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) which is having a crunch meeting with  the Public Service where a the 10 percent increment proposal is expected to be announced.

This comes at a time when junior doctors have been  on 40 day long strike which ended today.

They were a demanding to be paid in United States Dollars.