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Civil servants mass protest to go ahead on Wednesday

by Mandla Ndlovu
05 Nov 2019 at 19:03hrs | Views
Civil servants have vowed to go ahead with the mass demonstration that is scheduled to be held in Harare on Wednesday.

The Apex Council which is coordinating said the meeting between the workers and the employer failed to bear any fruit.

The mass demonstration come after the government fired 77 doctors for engaging in an industrial action.

Read the full statement below:
The much anticipated Apex Council demonstration set for tomorrow Wednesday 06 November 2019 will go ahead as scheduled following a fruitless NUNC meeting held today 05 November 2019.

According to the government workers negotiating team, the employer brought nothing to the table, complete with zero offers, zero cushion and no interbank rate being applied.

To add insult to injury, the government has gone back on its earlier offer to pay all bonuses in November, confirming instead that they will pay over two months meaning some civil servants will get inflation blighted bonuses.

Government workers are demanding inter-bank rated salaries. Accordingly, Apex Council protest will proceed as scheduled.

The march will commence at 1100am starting from PSA Building at 9 Livingstone Avenue Cnr Third street into central Avenue (Kaguvi Building) and then to New Government Complex where a petition will be delivered to the concerned Ministers.

Apex Council leadership will take turns to address the marchers in the course of the demonstrations.

Source - Byo24News