Civil servants in salary increase

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Government has increased salaries for civil servants by between 7.4 and 9.6 percent effective January 2018.

Government and the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions – ZCTU reached an agreement to effect the increase after 10 days of negotiations that saw eleven different civil service union leaders from across the country attending the discussions held at Twangale Park in Lusaka.

Speaking after signing the agreement last night, ZCTU general secretary Cosmas Mukuka said the increments were done in the best interest of both government and the civil service.

Mukuka said the wage freeze that was imposed on civil servants against increased cost of living affected their input which led to less production.

He said government has demonstrated its willingness to improve the welfare of civil servants in the country, by allowing the workers to express themselves through their respective unions.

Mukuka said all the negotiations are concluded and that the parties are satisfied with the agreement reached.

He said the deliberations of the meeting and the subsequent increment of salaries will be presented to the ministry of finance so that they can be added in the national budget to be presented on Friday.

And Public Service Management Division Permanent Secretary Boniface Chimbwali said the PF government has once again fulfilled its promise of increased salaries to public service workers.

He said it is the first time government has increased the public service workers salaries by a margin of 9.6 percent.

He said the PF government wants to have a happy workforce for increased productivity and economic development.


3 Responses to Civil servants in salary increase

  1. Sure 9.6%!!

    September 25, 2017 at 3:27 pm

  2. Electricity 75% increment against 9.6% salaries. Mutati?????

    September 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

  3. PF officials are reaping through theft of public resources then you insult civil servants with that meagre 7.4 % ati increment ba shit…

    September 25, 2017 at 5:59 pm

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