CIVIL SERVANTS DEMAND USD$600

Civil servants in Zimbabwe have raised their salary demands from USD$520 pre-October to USD$600/month. Civil servants reviewed this demand after citing that the goods and services were also increasing hence the demand for 600USD in order to meet their needs.

A number of Civil Servants are currently earning ZWL$ 20000 which is less than USD100 using the market watch rate and US$75 for the Covid-19 allowance.

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The salary that the Civil Servants are earning is less than the poverty datum line which is pegged at ZWL$75 000.

Apex Council chairperson Cecilia Alexander said :

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We have moved from the pre-October 2018 demand of US$520 per month to US$600 per month due to the ever-increasing prices of goods and services.

So, to curb that volatility, we now need to be paid in US$ which is a stable form of a currency.

But I don’t think it will come this month and a phased approach towards the new salary cap will see a worker getting a real value of his or her wage.

Cecilia Alexander

The Zimbabwean dollar has been constantly depreciating against the USD dollar, With many merchants and sellers preferring the hard currency as compared to the local currency.

In other news, the Harare Voice reported that Thokozani Khupe has been expelled from the MDC-T.

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