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Ensure the conditions of service are progressively improved in tandem with the recovery of the economy.

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Registration for civil servants’ loan fund starts

https://www.sundaymail.co.zw/registration-for-civil-servants-loan-fund-starts     

Feb. 21, 2021

Civil servants have been given until end of this month to register for the $75 million Government Employees Mutual Savings (GEMS) loan fund, which aims to improve public workers’ livelihoods through flexible and concessionary loans. Interested Government employees are required to register at their respective ministries, which will then submit lists to the Salary Service Bureau (SSB) for deductions that will commence in March. The deductions of 2,5 percent of gross salary are being done on a voluntary basis.

Previous Updates

Government increases public sector salaries by 40 percent effective from November 1 2020 as part of continued efforts to improve conditions of service for civil servants.

https://www.chronicle.co.zw/10-percent-risk-allowance-for-teachers-new-basic-salary-package-now-18-237/

https://www.herald.co.zw/civil-servants-awarded-40-percent-pay-hike/

https://twitter.com/ZBCNewsonline/status/1326254417860030466

    

Nov. 11, 2020

Government has introduced a 10 percent risk allowance for teachers while proposing a 40 percent salary increase for civil servants which will result in the lowest paid employee getting over $14 500. Cabinet approved new salary proposals for civil servants  as Government affirms its commitment to pay employees decent salaries

Civil servants get 40pc cost of living cushion

https://www.herald.co.zw/civil-servants-get-40pc-cost-of-living-cushion/

 

    

Oct. 2, 2020

The 40 percent cost-of-living salary adjustment by the Government was paid into the bank accounts of civil servants, while negotiations continued with unions representing civil servants over a final agreement on wages and other employment terms. The adjustment, and the continuation of the US$75 a month Covid-19 allowance, were interim steps taken by the Government to help cushion its employees