Civil servants halt strike as Zimbabwean Govt promises to increase Salaries

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Zimbabwean civil servants have stopped strike as the government promised to increase their salaries.

This was revealed following a meeting yesterday by all civil servants unions, which have been demanding United States-denominated salaries, but government has continuously shot down their demands.

“The ministry promised that it will increase our salaries this month, which is September. So we are going to design a letter that we will hand over, where we will be inquiring on where they are now concerning that legitimate promise,” said a source who attended the meeting.

The representatives who attended the meeting were from Educators Union of Zimbabwe, Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Nurses Association, Progressive Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Teachers Associations.

However, indications are that a job action is inevitable.

“By Friday, those who are in the education sector would have received their salaries, so by then, we will know whether our salary has increased or not. So basically, unions are doing a follow up on the promises by the ministry, otherwise job action is inevitable,” added the source who pleaded anonymity.

It was gathered that the unions would come up with resolutions after the replacement of the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC), which they claimed was not serving their interests.