GOVERNMENT yesterday further increased its salary offer to civil servants from 15 to 17,5 in the ongoing negotiations.
Apex Council chairwoman Mrs Cecelia Alexander confirmed the development.
“The Apex Council had a meeting with the Government today (yesterday) at Livingstone House in Harare to iron out outstanding issues,” she said.
“After a protracted meeting which almost took the negotiations to their knees, the two sides later agreed on the Government’s latest offer of 17,5 percent as a special civil service salary that covers basic salary, housing and transport allowances. It will be paid to the members of the civil service with effect from July 2018.”