Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa says civil servants will get a 40% salary increase and for teachers, a further 10 percent risk allowance will be awarded.
The Minister revealed this after yesterday’s Cabinet meeting saying latest increase will see the lowest paid civil servant earning $14 528 while the basic salary for a teacher is now $18 237.
“Noting its obligations to pay a decent wage, Government has reviewed upwards, the salary increase offer to civil servants by 40 percent which will be awarded to deputy director grade and below,
“In addition to the salary increase, the teachers will also be awarded a 10 percent risk allowance. The new basic salary package for a teacher is $18 237, which is above the Poverty Datum Line (PDL).” She said.
Minister Mutsvangwa said this new development has come to effect from November 1.
“This means that the compounded review percentage of the teacher grade salary is 1 284 percent since the beginning of the year. The lowest paid civil servant will receive a salary of $14 528. This is effective from November 1 2020.” She said.
Meanwhile, teachers have not been attending school since schools opened on Monday and most kids around the country were being sent back home.