Civil Servants Demand Three-Quarters Of The National Budget
Civil Servants’s salary demands will push the Zimbabwe government’s wage bill to $3 billion it has emerged. This information came to light after they rejected a $52 increase for the lowest paid civil servant in a package offered by their employer, the government.
They want $534 for the lowest-paid civil servant and cumulatively the $3billion will be just $1billion short of the revenue expected to be collected this year by treasury. Also, $600 million of that is uncertain given that it is expected to be generated from diamond sales, which themselves are dogged with all sorts of problems.
As it stands, like we have always said, civil servants desperately need an increase but until the figures are better this cannot be satisfactorily done.
There are 236,000 civil servants.