Government will this month start to pay civil servants their annual bonuses, which will be paid in two phases.
In a statement, the secretary in the Public Service Commission Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe said Government has also agreed on a cost of living adjustment effective November 1.
“The Public Service Commission is pleased to advise that Government and Government workers’ representatives, meeting in the National Joint Negotiating Council have agreed on a Cost of Living Adjustment effective November 1, 2020.
“They also agreed on payment modalities for the 2020 annual bonus which will be paid in two phases, the first in November 2020 and the second in December 2020.”
He added that Government and workers will continue to engage and improve working conditions of civil servants.
This comes after civil servants yesterday accepted the 41 percent salary increase by Government, including allowances, with teachers getting an additional 10 percent risk allowance, breaking the ongoing impasse. This opens the way for the newly reopened schools to be fully staffed soon, with all teachers expected to be back in their classrooms this week.
The latest increase will see the least paid civil servant earning about $14 500 while the lowest paid teacher will earn a little over $18 000.
Most teachers will now be returning to duty after the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta), the largest and oldest teachers union, yesterday advised all its members to return to work while the association continues to press for improvements in conditions of service.