Source: Civil servants July salaries delayed – NewsDay Zimbabwe July 22, 2016
THE cash-strapped government has again been forced to defer payment of the July salaries to the rest of its employees, including teachers, pensioners and grant-aided workers, to next month.
BY OBEY MANAYITI
The July 2016 civil servants’ salary schedule released by Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira yesterday indicates that members of the Zimbabwe National Army and Air Force of Zimbabwe will be paid on July 25, health sector July 27, police and prison services July 29, education August 2, rest of civil servants August 6, pensioners August 12, while grant-aided institutions would be paid last on August 16.
“Let me emphasise that government is currently facing cash flow challenges, but it is committed to meeting its obligation of paying civil servants on time,” Mupfumira said in a letter addressed to Apex Council.
“I think you can agree with me that this time there is a significant improvement in pay dates from the previous month. It is our hope, as government, that as revenue collection improves, we will revert to our traditional pay dates where civil servants would receive their salaries within the month worked.”
Civil servants last month staged a one-day work stoppage following a salary delay.
Mupfumira warned punitive measures would be taken on those who decide to take such actions in future.
“Government will not apply the ‘no-work no-pay principle’, but I would like to warn you that in future such actions will not be tolerated and government will not hesitate to apply the laws. Cabinet has already approved this position,” she said.