Government has released pay dates for civil servants for the month of December. Some civil servants were scheduled to be paid after Christmas but Government has adjusted the pay dates as follows:

Zimbabwe National Army and Air Force of Zimbabwe- 15 December 2017
Health Sector- 15 December 2017
Zimbabwe Republic Police and Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services- 19 December 2017
Education Sector- 21 December 2017
Rest of Service and Pensioners- 21 December 2017

Meanwhile, presenting the 2018 national budget last week, Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa said civil servants’ 2017 annual bonuses would be staggered beginning February next year.

Apex Council chairperson, Mrs Cecelia Alexander, said economic recovery would be achieved through concerted efforts.

“We appreciate the pronouncement on bonuses for civil servants and also the concrete information given on when the payments will be done. We understand that the 2017 bonus will be paid in 2018 due to the fact that the 2016 bonus was paid this year, so it was obvious that Government was not going to be able to pay two bonuses in one year,” she said.

Minister Chinamasa said to reduce the Government wage bill, a freeze on recruitment would be implemented while staff with more than 65 years would be retired in line with existing policy.

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