Articles tagged 'civil servants'

Chinamasa's long history of embarrassments 15 October 2017 HARARE - My wife took off after our first child...Oh my kind of rambling life wasn't her kind of style...So I kind of toughed up and learned not to feel...They started calling me the man of steel... These are the lyrics in legendary American singer Hiram William's timeless classic, Man of Stee...
Biometric system for civil servants 6 October 2017 HARARE - Government will soon embark on biometric registration of civil servants to weed out ghost workers, Labour minister Prisca Mupfumira has told the National Assembly. According to the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency, government employs 300 000 workers, a number which does not include...
Civil servants oppose Medical Aid Societies Bill 26 August 2017 HARARE - Civil servants are opposing proposed legislation seeking to regulate the functions of medical aid societies, describing the new Bill as unnecessary ostensibly because it seeks to duplicate the functions of the Insurance and Pensions Commission (Ipec). Cecilia Alexander, chairperson of...
Mugabe rules out pay increase 17 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has ruled out pay increase for civil servants in a development which marks a huge shift from his populist decisions which analysts have previously blamed for hurting the country's economy. Mugabe has consistently used State occasions such as the Independence Da...
Reduce wage bill: IMF tells govt 8 July 2017 HARARE – The International Monetary Fund has repeated its calls for President Robert Mugabe’s broke government to retrench its workers further in line with reforms aimed at reducing its huge wage bill. This comes after the executive board of the IMF concluded the Article IV consultation with Z...
Populism killing Zim recovery prospects 4 July 2017 HARARE - It is apparent the President Robert Mugabe administration's populist tendencies and reluctance to implement reforms is increasingly creating headaches for his government. This is proved by latest revelations by the Finance ministry's accountant-general, Daniel Muchemwa, on the state o...
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...
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...
New, strict civil servants dress code 18 March 2017 HARARE - Government has introduced a new strict dress code for civil servants, citing deterioration of dress standards in the public service. The dress code, which includes barring female workers from wearing tight trousers, sleeveless tops and dresses as well as miniskirts among other, is als...
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...
'Teachers to strike on Monday' 14 February 2017 HARARE - A rural teachers union yesterday said it is going ahead to stage a strike next week Monday over their unpaid 2016 bonuses. This comes as State health institutions’ doctors have also threatened to down tools tomorrow, unless the hard-pressed President Robert Mugabe’s government improve...
Angry teachers give strike notice 1 February 2017 HARARE - Rural teachers, who form a large part of long-suffering civil servants, have formally given notice to strike after growing disillusioned with President Robert Mugabe’s stone-broke government, which is failing to pay them on time. This comes as the government has recently offered civil...
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 to grab private land for civil servants' homes 13 January 2017 HARARE - Government has said it will grab private land to allocate residential stands to restive civil servants, with officials denying that the State-facilitated housing project is a vote-buying gimmick ahead of the 2018 elections. In a bid to appease civil servants who are complaining about ...
Bleak Christmas for civil servants 14 December 2016 HARARE - Long-suffering civil servants, who have been hoping for a change in their fortunes for the better, will endure yet another miserable festive season after President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government announced yesterday that the bulk of its workers would only be paid after Christmas a...
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 ...
Govt must treat its workers equally 23 October 2016 EDITOR - The preferential treatment the broke Zanu PF government has been according Zimbabwe’s uniformed forces through early payment of their salaries shows how President Robert Mugabe uses the divide and rule tactic to manipulate government workers. Government coffers are dry and we all know...
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 ...
Chinamasa must retrench one person 18 September 2016 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa missed it completely in his mid-term fiscal policy on Thursday when he announced that government intends to retrench 25 000 civil servants because that is not the answer to Zimbabwe's economic problems. Instead, he should have been bold enough to ...
Zanu PF will never reform: Biti 18 September 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s move to reverse Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa’s measures aimed at curbing government’s unsustainable expenditure proves that Zanu PF will never reform, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Tendai Biti, said. In his 2016 Mid-Term Fiscal Policy Revi...
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...