©️ CIVIL servants have made a new call for the government to pay their salaries in United States dollars (USD) following a fresh wave of price hikes that hit the country at the weekend.
“This takes place on the background where the majority of service providers are rejecting the Zim-dollar. In fact, the economy out there has dollarised yet the government continues to pay its workers in Zim-dollars.“The government should move out of denial mode and be realistic in the manner it tackles the current economic challenges. It should stop addressing the symptoms instead of the root causes of this economic crisis,” Sibanda said.
Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary-general Raymond Majongwe said teachers would not go back to work if the government does not review their salaries immediately.
“We cannot pay for rentals as they are now pegged in USD and we neither have the USD nor Rand. The government is supposed to mellow down to some serious engagement with its workers otherwise we are heading for a serious clash.“It’s time for government to be serious. Paying teachers $2 900 when four people need more than $9 000 to survive is an insult,” said Majongwe.
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