Articles tagged 'public service'

Govt plans mass public sector retrenchments 1 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is planning mass layoffs of public sector workers as it considers various ways to pull the economy out of a recession that has rattled investor confidence. This comes as the economy has slipped into recession in the second quarter, according t...
NRZ case struck off the motion roll 8 May 2016 BULAWAYO - Labour Court judge Justice Evangelista Kabasa has struck off the roll the matter between the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) and its workers, who downed tools last month over non-payment of their salaries. Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira last ...
Govt fires 3 000 teachers 13 January 2016 HARARE - Government has refused to renew the contracts of 3 000 qualified teachers engaged as contract workers. The teachers have been on yearly contracts. When the Daily News crew visited the Civil Service Commission (CSC) offices in Harare yesterday, dozens of teachers were following up o...
Wage talks hit brick wall 16 January 2014 HARARE - Government and civil servants’ unions yesterday failed to agree on a salary increment, amid revelations the State was flatly refusing to award a minimum salary of $540. Sifiso Ndlovu, Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) chief executive and one of the negotiators, told the Daily News...
Unions cautious as wage talks open 15 January 2014 HARARE - Government and civil servants' representatives come together today in a make-or-break meeting in Harare as they try to find common ground on salary increments.  The unions this week shelved a teachers strike called to coincide with the opening of schools, to give negotiations a chance...
'Govt must hike salaries to diffuse tension' 14 January 2014 HARARE - Government is likely to cave in and award civil servants an unbudgeted, staggered, salary increment during the 2014 financial year, a leading labour expert said yesterday. Godfrey Kanyenze, director of Labour and Economic Development Research Institute, told a post-budget seminar atte...
Union rivalry scuttles govt workers pay deal 15 December 2013 HARARE - A meeting called to resolve salary negotiations between government and civil servants was thrown into turmoil yesterday after being scuttled by power struggles. Nicholas Goche, the Public Service minister, had given civil servants a five-day ultimatum to resolve their leadership wrang...