Articles tagged 'apex council'

Teachers in crucial wage talks today 14 May 2018 HARARE - Apex Council, the top body that represents all government workers, will meet today with their employer to discuss the way forward with regards to demands for a salary review made by teachers. In an interview with the Daily News yesterday, Apex Council spokesperson George Mushipe said ...
Government meets divided civil servants 4 April 2018 HARARE - Government will meet leaders of the Apex Council this week to consider civil servants’ demands for improved working conditions in a bid to avert a looming industrial action. Teachers have threatened to stage a nationwide strike, starting next term, if government fails to meet their de...
Govt to unveil 230 000 houses for civil servants 13 March 2018 HARARE - APEX Council, the umbrella body for civil servants' unions, has said government has come up with a new national command housing scheme to be launched by President Emmerson Mnangagwa soon. This comes as government has launched numerous command projects in various sectors — agriculture,...
Civil servants demand raise 18 January 2018 HARARE - The continued rise in the cost of living is creating serious challenges for the new government which is now faced with fresh demands from civil servants for massive salary adjustments in line with the increase in the breadline. Unions told the Daily News this week that public workers ...
Teachers plan massive strike 29 May 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's under pressure government is facing a fresh crisis after teachers warned yesterday that they would stage a crippling strike if authorities go ahead with their plans to close more than 40 schools in Matabeleland South. Their mass action threats come as fed up ...
Govt in desperate move to raise bonuses 11 April 2017 HARARE - Hard-pressed President Robert Mugabe's government is issuing Treasury Bills (TBs) in a desperate move to raise money to pay restive civil servants' 2016 bonuses, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa told the National Assembly last week. This comes as government buckled under pressure fr...
Civil servants go on strike today 5 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's cash-strapped government is set to endure yet another torrid time with its workers, with civil servants set to begin their long mooted strike tomorrow over their outstanding 2016 bonuses. This comes as the stone-broke government has been pressured to agree to...
Rural teachers join Apex Council strike 4 March 2017 HARARE - Rural teachers have called off a strike in its fifth day after resolving to join the collective Apex Council industrial action on Monday. The Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) announced that it has suspended industrial action which had been ongoing since Monday, fo...
Govt unable to pay bonuses 26 January 2017 HARARE - Cash bonuses for civil servants will no longer be paid this year because government has no money, with restive unions threatening industrial action. This emerged at a meeting between government and civil servants' representatives yesterday to discuss their welfare. Finance minister...
Govt, civil servants showdown looms 22 October 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government is headed for another showdown with restive civil servants who say they are fed up with the preferential treatment that it continues to give to the military. This comes after the government once again prioritised the military and other ...
Treat civil servants equally 16 August 2016 HARARE - Government's move to shift pay dates monthly is tantamount to treating the symptoms and not the disease which sadly has the potential to paralyse Zimbabwe and return us to the dark days of 2007-2008. We recall with revulsion those difficult days that were characterised by strikes as w...
Civil servants mull another strike 16 August 2016 HARARE - Restive civil servants have hinted they could stage a crippling strike at the end of the month after getting disillusioned by government's staggering of their salaries. Cecilia Alexander, president of the civil servants' representative group, the Apex Council, told the Daily News  tha...
Civil servants plan to strike 21 July 2016 HARARE - Temperatures are once again rising among restive civil servants, amid indications that they could embark on another nationwide strike as early as next week if the stone broke government does not pay them their July salaries soon. While civil service union leaders who spoke to the Dail...
Govt, civil servants showdown looming 20 July 2016 HARARE - The government is headed for another showdown with civil servants after it emerged last night that it had failed to give them a firm undertaking that they would all get their July salaries on time. Well-placed sources told the Daily News that a crucial meeting between the two parties ...
Anger as govt fails to announce July pay dates 12 July 2016 HARARE - The cash-strapped Zimbabwean government has set itself on a warpath with civil servants after it failed to announce July pay dates yesterday. Speaking to the Daily News after the civil servants unions meeting with the government, Apex Council chairperson Cecilia Alexander said the mee...
No compromise on pay dates: Workers 11 July 2016 HARARE - Civil servants have declared that they will not accept anything short of a commitment by government to pay their July salaries in full when they meet their employers today. The civil servants, most of whom received their June salaries this month after government failed to pay them on ...
Angry civil servants threaten fresh strike 9 July 2016 HARARE - Fed up civil servants who staged a crippling three-day nationwide strike earlier this week over the government’s continued failure to pay them their salaries on time have warned of a fresh industrial action after the State launched a witch-hunt to flush out those who were not reporting f...
Apex council rejects new pay dates 21 June 2016 HARARE - The Apex council, which brings together all civil service employee associations, has rejected government's proposed new pay dates, arguing that they will not rubberstamp ideas they do not know. Last week, government unveiled a new schedule that would see its workers being paid their J...
Workers say no to govt Psmas takeover 4 December 2015 HARARE - Premier Medical Aid Society (Psmas) members will withdraw their affiliation to the medical insurer en-masse if government goes ahead with its plans to take over the society, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has said. Responding to  weekend reports that President Robert Mug...
Stop using divisions as an excuse 5 December 2013 EDITOR — The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is worried that the Zimbabwean Government is using the so-called squabbles in the Apex Council — a body that represents civil servants in salary negotiations — as an excuse not to adjust salaries for civil servants, thereby relegating them fur...