Articles tagged 'bonuses'

Govt in wage bill headache 3 July 2017 HARARE - Government is still struggling to contain its wage bill as it emerged that this expenditure accounted for 86 percent of its overheads in the first month of the year. President Robert Mugabe’s administration, under pressure to live within its means, has previously pledged to lower its ...
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...
TBs set to worsen Zim's situation 11 April 2017 HARARE - Revelations that government is issuing Treasury Bills to raise money to pay bonuses for the 300 000-plus civil service confirms what we have been saying all along. Government’s decision to pay the unbudgeted 2016 bonus after pressure from employee unions is likely to worsen the situat...
Angry teachers in fresh strike threat 8 March 2017 HARARE - A day after President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government reached a compromise with angry civil servants over their outstanding 2016 bonuses, the State is facing a fresh headache after rural teachers threatened to strike over the decision to pay soldiers their 13th cheque ahead of oth...
Pay civil servants bonuses: MDC 27 January 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC yesterday said civil servants must be paid their 2016 annual bonuses as a matter of urgency. This comes after government advised on Wednesday that it was too broke to pay the 13th cheques, offering other options, including giving the restive public workers resi...
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...
Outrage over civil servants bonuses 19 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government has once again failed to raise funds to bankroll civil servants' bonuses, raising the spectre of widespread protests by the restive workers. Last year, Mugabe — in a typical populist move — vowed that the public service workers would re...
Govt dupes civil servants 12 December 2016 HARARE - Government's non-monetary incentive residential stands scheme has hit a snag after the122 000 signed up civil servants threatened to pull out following revelations that they will have to pay for the servicing of their stands. Initially, it had been thought that the initiative which is...
Broke govt mum on pay, bonuses 10 December 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government is heading for another big showdown with restive civil servants after both the nonagenarian and Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa doggedly chose to keep mum this week on salaries for December, as well as the promised year-end bonuses for ...
Mugabe humiliates Chinamasa again 15 September 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke and ever bumbling government has effectively hammered the final nail in the coffin of the country's dying economy, after the nonagenarian reversed all the measures that Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa announced last week, as he valiantly attempted...
Fire ministers also, civil servants tell Chinamasa 14 September 2016 HARARE - Restive civil servants who meet government today to discuss its new measures which include retrenching 25 000 workers, say they are prepared to accept its position if it cuts ministries and off-load luxury cars being driven by the ministers. Civil servants umbrella body — the Apex Cou...
Chinamasa, Mugabe bonus flip-flop 11 September 2016 HARARE - Seventeen months ago — on April 13, 2015 to be precise — Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa held a game-changing press conference in Harare in which he announced that government had suspended civil servants' bonuses for two years. The Treasury chief, accompanied by then-Information mi...
Irate govt workers threaten protests 10 September 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's panicking administration, which is struggling to contain growing civil unrest over the country's worsening rot, faces a new crisis after angry civil servants warned yesterday that they would stage another crippling strike to protest his broke government's unilat...
Broke Mugabe govt suspends civil servants bonuses 9 September 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government, which is facing growing protests by restive Zimbabweans, has finally scrapped bonuses for all its workers as part of a raft of measures announced yesterday, including pending retrenchments and the cutting of salaries of senior officials. ...
Chinamasa walks on tight rope 8 February 2016 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa is walking a tightrope as he is under pressure to fulfil President Robert Mugabe's civil servants bonus pledge, against a demanding wage bill, drought and the government's external debts commitment. According to reports, Chinamasa announced that civi...
Furore over civil servants' pay date change 1 February 2016 HARARE - Financial constraints have forced government to change the pay dates for civil servants, Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira has said, amid a furore among government workers. Police officers who used to get paid after teachers are now getting their salaries earlier. This comes...
Mugabe's Zanu PF burns over bonuses 22 January 2016 HARARE - Brawling post-congress Zanu PF bigwigs have opened another battlefront in their party's seemingly unstoppable factional and succession wars, this time exchanging deadly barbs over the government's unfulfilled bonus promises to restless civil servants. At the same time, the continued i...
Bonuses not a priority: Labour minister 20 January 2016 HARARE - Paying civil servants their 2015 bonuses is not a priority for government right now, Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira said yesterday. The Zanu PF legislator's remarks also come as Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo recently said bonuses — for all workers — were not an ent...
Jonathan Moyo offside 15 January 2016 HARARE - The statement by Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo in which he reportedly said bonuses were not a right for government workers and that some civil servants did not deserve it because they are “drunkards and non-performers” is unfortunate and should not have been said by a Zanu PF m...
Govt must stick to pay dates 8 January 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's cash-strapped government needs to do all in its powers to ensure that it pays civil servants on dates announced on Wednesday by acting Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Saviour Kasukuwere. Failure to pay workers as promised will only heighten the uncertainty and low...
Civil servants demand concrete bonus dates 2 January 2016 HARARE - Fed-up civil servants have warned the government against continuing to give them empty bonus promises, and are now demanding that their employer gives them the exact dates when their 13th cheques will be paid. This follows last week's threat by government workers to go on strike begin...
Civil servants' strike justified 30 December 2015 HARARE - Civil servants have already made their intentions of an industrial action early next year known after government reneged on its earlier promise to pay them their bonuses as well as December salaries on time. While we do not condone lawlessness — in any form — the country's civil serva...
Chinamasa was right on bonuses 17 December 2015 HARARE - The government's decision to stagger civil servants' bonuses at a time when Treasury is struggling with depleting coffers smacks of hypocrisy on the part of those in power. This week, soldiers failed to access their promised bonuses — for the second time in two months — and there is n...
Govt must clear the air on bonuses 16 December 2015 HARARE - Public Service minister Priscah Mupfumira's admission that Zimbabwe currently has no money to pay its employees' bonuses shows that government is not being practical in handling the issue. In April, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa announced that government had no capacity to pay it...
Broke Mugabe govt toils to pay bonuses 15 December 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's populist promise to civil servants earlier this year that they would be paid end-of-year bonuses no matter what happened, and notwithstanding the State's ever-dwindling revenues, is coming back to haunt his cash-strapped government. Public Service minister Pr...