The civil workforce in Zimbabwe faces an uncertain future due to ongoing wage negotiations with the government which seem to be bearing no fruit. At the forefront of the current negotiations is the Apex Council of public sector unions led by the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) who are in negotiations with the Public Service ministry led by Lucia Matibenga. Zimta is part of the Apex council which is a bargaining body with three other civil servants’ unions namely, Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe and the Public Service Association.
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Written by Nyika Gwanoya, economist and project manager at the Department of Trade and Industry in South Africa. He is reading for his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa where he also teaches econometrics. His research interests are financial economics, industrial policy and international trade.
Published by Global Labour Column and edited by CSID at Wits University.