Zim govt offers state workers an advance of $100 on salary

2016-06-28 14:25
iStock

iStock

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Harare – The broke Zimbabwean government has offered state workers an advance payment of $100 pending the full payment next month, reports NewsDay.

According to a previous News24 report, the Zimbabwean government announced that it would delay paying June salaries for the military and police by up to two weeks.

It said other workers on the state payroll would only receive their salaries next month.

This reportedly prompted the country's biggest teachers' trade union to threaten industrial action.

However, as a way to avert the pending industrial action by the state workers, the government offered $100 to enable government employees to continue reporting for duty, while treasury mobilised funds to pay the remaining salary.

Public Service Minister Prisca Mupfumira said that the government would offer the $100 advance to interested workers on Friday, July 1.

However, trade unions said that they would be consulting with their members before accepting the offer.

Government workers umbrella body, Apex Council boss Cecelia Alexander maintained that they would continue pushing for their June salaries to be paid this month.

Read more on:    prisca mapfumira  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.