Civil servants are calling for a salary increase following the outcome of the consultative meeting that was held between government and the Apex Council last week, Hevoi FM News can report.
Apex Council Spokesperson Gibson Mushangu said that there was need for a cost of living adjustment following the rate at which inflation has hit the country. Mushangu told Hevoi FM News that the black market rate has escalated thereby exacerbating an increase in the price of basic commodities.
“The black market rate has got an impact because right now we are paying rent using foreign currency. Shops are charging according to black market rate. The government must be informed, appreciate what is on the ground and pay accordingly.” said Mushangu.
There has been a wrangle concerning remuneration between the two parties with government promising to fulfill its obligation to review civil servants
salaries. The government increased civil servants salaries by between 45% to 50 percent, staggering the increment.