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Zim govt workers set for full-scale strike

30 July 2012, 12:23

Cape Town - Zimbabwean civil servants have resolved to embark on a full-scale strike after the country’s finance minister Tendai Biti last week rebuked them for demonstrating against poor salaries, a report said on Monday.

The civil servants were set to meet in Harare on Monday to map out the modalities, the state owned Herald online said, adding that the strike was due to start at the beginning of the next school term.

Zimbabwean schools close on Thursday and teachers union leaders said they would take advantage of the holidays to start mobilising their members.

"Tomorrow [Monday] is a day for strategising. We are going to mobilise our people such that we open schools geared up for the strike," said one of the union leaders Sifiso Ndlovu.

"We are reviewing the demonstration we undertook last week, especially after being chided by minister Biti. We are not a political party, but people are fighting for bread and butter issues through his ministry and he should not rebuke us the way he did."

The government workers are demanding an all-inclusive salary of $564 for the least paid worker, up from $296.

They also want 15% of the basic salary as a rural allowance for those working in outlying areas.

- News24


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