Govt, civil servants to meet
GOVERNMENT will soon invite worker representatives to an urgent meeting to discuss the conditions of service and welfare of members of the civil service.
This was said by the Public Service Commission secretary Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe in a statement to The Herald yesterday.
The statement follows a consultative meeting of the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) held on Thursday.
Ambassador Wutawunashe said the platform will formalise the ongoing arrangements to engage the workers in order to address the issue that they have raised in an integrated and comprehensive manner.
“The workers presented a set of matters for discussion and Government recog- nises these and commits itself to consultations on an ongoing basis to address them.
“The National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) forum has assisted in creating industrial harmony in the civil service and Government places great importance on this process. Accordingly, the Government will, shortly, send letters of invitation to the worker representatives to this special meeting as a matter of urgency,’’ he said.
“Aware of the challenges that workers are facing as a result of a number of price distortions arising from the bordering on criminal activities, Government has set in motion a process to convene a special meeting with the worker representatives.”
The NJNC is the formal negotiating platform between Government and its workers where matters related to conditions of service and welfare are discussed.