Civil servants plan sit-in over promotions

Civil servants will from June 8, 2020 begin their sit-in following government’s failure to address their grievances over promotions.

A statement released by the Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU) has revealed that government was given a 21-day ultimatum to address the issue but it has not been resolved.

The statement which has been jointly signed by CSTU President Josephy Mdambo and General Secretary Madalitso Njolomole said that government has failed to implement the agreement on promotion of civil servants who have served more than six years on the same position.

It is also highlighting that the agreement was submitted to government negotiating team for implementation within the 2019/2020 financial year .

The union has since faulted government for lacking seriousness and commitment to address these concerns.

Meanwhile, CSTU will advise its members on an industrial action should government fail to implement the agreement by close of business on Friday 12 June.

Reacting to the development government spokesperson Mark Botomani expressed shock on the news of the planned sit-in considering that CSTU and Government Negotiating Team were scheduled to meet on June 10.

He therefore hoped that the civil servants will retract their decision until discussions on the matter are held.

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