Government Increases Civil Servants Salaries by 20% and Other Fringe Benefits

Civil servant’s salaries have been increased by 20% backdated January 2022. This comes after some of the teachers declared incapacitation.

The Civil servants were negotiating so that their salaries can be restored to their Pre-2018 salaries where teachers were earning foreign currency.

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The government also announced fringe benefits which include payment of school fees with a maximum of 20 000 per child for a term.

The government also announced that it will introduce a transport scheme to ferry urban teachers and rural teachers from and to work.

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Civil servants will also import duty-free vehicles that are not supposed to be disposed before 3 years.

Here is the full statement from the Ministry of Education Published by Pindula:

Monetary benefits:

1. A 20 per cent increase in the Zimbabwe Dollar salary component backdated to 1 January 2022 will be implemented across the board;

2. USD 100, per month in hard currency will be paid to every civil servant with effect from the 1st of March 2022. This will be done through the conversion of a corresponding Zimbabwe dollar salary amount into hard currency, bringing the foreign currency amount to USD175;

3. The introduction of an advancement award, which recognises seniority, for differentiation within the same grade to be implemented across the entire civil service sectorally

Non-monetary benefits:

1. Payment of school fees for up to three biological children per teaching family, with an upper limit of ZWL20 000 per child per term, paid directly to the school;

2. Construction of 34 000 housing units (2 125 blocks of flats) over a five-year period as institutional accommodation including critical amenities, for teachers within the school premises.

3. Implementation of a housing loan guarantee scheme to facilitate homeownership by civil servants;

4. Provision of a transport facility to ferry teachers in both rural and urban areas;

5. Teachers to import vehicles duty-free but not to dispose of them before the expiry of three years

Government remains committed to continue improving the conditions of service for teachers and the entire civil service, as the economy improves.

Pindula

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The Minister of Finance also confirmed the Salary Increase:

In other news, a husband was granted a protection order against his wife.

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