Harare - Zimbabwean civil servants have provisionally accepted a 76 percent cost of living salary adjustment offered by the government with effect from August 1 while negotiations for higher wages continue, state media reported Wednesday.
The Herald newspaper reported Wednesday that the least-paid worker will now earn 1 023 Zimbabwe dollars (about R4300) per month, up from 582 dollars (R2400) per month.
The decision to accept the government offer followed a meeting between the civil servants' umbrella representative body, the Apex Council, and government representatives led by Secretary for Public Service, Labor and Social Welfare Simon Masanga at a National Joint Negotiating Council meeting on Tuesday.
Apex Council chairperson Cecilia Alexander said that a cost of living adjustment of the total package would be implemented from beginning of August.
Alexander said they had provisionally agreed to the offer while they continued with negotiations.