chronicle.co.zw 01 Aug, 2022 02:00 am

COMMENT: Government, civil servants must find each other

COMMENT: Government, civil servants must find each other
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CIVIL servants last week ignored their union leaders’ call for a two-day strike, a confirmation that they want to engage their employer as opposed to being confrontational.Last week’s action by civil servants is a clear message to their union leaders that they should continue engaging the Government as opposed to inciting workers to strike.The civil servants’ spirit of wanting to engage Government should be embraced by the union leaders.We want to urge both Government and the civil servants to find each other taking into account the prevailing economic challenges facing both the public and private sectors.

Government continues to sacrifice in order to improve the salaries of civil servants despite its limited resources.It is a fact that salaries of civil servants have been eroded by the ever increasing prices of basic commodities as businesses continue to chase the black market rates.

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