CIVIL servants’ unions yesterday finally buried their differences over the choice of negotiators to represent them at the National Joint Negotiating Council and selected a nine-member team to meet government representatives at the salary negotiating table.
This was after Public Service minister Nicholas Goche had on Monday given the feuding unions a 48-hour ultimatum to come up with a substantive list of negotiators to represent them.
“We have agreed and come up with a list of the principal negotiators who are the Apex Council,” said Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association chief executive Sifiso Ndlovu.
The nine are Zimta president Richard Gundane and Sifiso Ndlovu, Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Raymond Majongwe, Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe chief executive Manuel Nyawo, College Lecturers’ Association of Zimbabwe president David Dzatsunga, Public Service Association
president Cecilia Alexander and Emmanuel Tichareva while the Civil Service Employees’ Association and Professional and Technical Association will be represented by Masimba KadzimuIrene Rumbidzai Matare, respectively.