ZVISHAVANE – Zvishavane Town Council workers have agreed with their management on a 50% salary increase with effect from August 2022.
Between 35 and 55% of their Covid allowances will now be paid in hard currency.
This development was confirmed to The Mirror by the acting Town Secretary Mungororo Mazai.
The increase follows a petition to management which indicated how salaries of the lowest paid workers could no longer pay just rent of US$30.
The petition confirmed by the workers committee Chairman Pilot Mhuka reads, “Please be kindly advised that the employees of Zvishavane Town Council are requesting your office to address them on the issue of salary review as a matter of urgency. Kindly note that the July 2022 salaries which were paid to employees could not buy US$30 (sic) for rent or buy food to sustain employee’s families and as a result of this, the morale amongst the employees is very low.”
Zvishavane Town Council’s least paid employee got $36 677, 81 as basic salary for the month of July plus 15% of the basic salary for housing, ZLW$ 6 181, 24 for transport and $70 771, 75 as Covid allowance to make the whole total for July at ZLW$ 119 132, 42.