Govt, civil ser­vants to meet

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Si­bongile Maruta Her­ald Re­porter

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.

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