Gweru workers get bonuses

GWERU City Council workers who were not paid bonuses last December as the municipality continues to face financial problems, have started getting their bonuses.

STEPHEN CHADENGA
OWN CORRESPONDENT

The bonuses started trickling into the workers respective banks last week on Wednesday while others claimed their 13th cheques were still to reflect in their banks.

City assistant town clerk Tapiwa Marerwa confirmed to Southern Eye that council would start paying bonuses to the lower grades beginning this month.

He said the other grades would be paid in March and April respectively.

“The grades one to seven would have their salaries first sorted out and then the bonuses would follow this month.

“The grades eight to 12 should expect to get their bonuses in March while top management would be the last to be attended to and if all goes well, this should be in April,” Marerwa said.

Since the beginning of last year council has been failing to pay its workers on time, citing failure to generate enough revenue to meet all its obligations.

But residents have been criticising the municipality for failing to come up with income-generating projects and instead relying on payments from ratepayers to bankroll its activities.

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