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Public Service Commission Statement on Workers’ Day {Full text} – Pindula News

ByChad J. Johnson

May 3, 2022

Full statement from the Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Vincent Hungwe, in commemoration of International Workers’ Day, also known as Labor Day, on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

WORKERS DAY MESSAGE – MAY 1, 2022

The Chairman, Dr. Vincent Hungwe, on behalf of the Commissioners and Secretariats of the Civil Service Commission, Defense Force Services Commission, Police Services Commission, Prisons and Corrections Commission and the entire public service, joins the nation in commemorating Workers’ Day.

As we shine the spotlight on workers, we are delighted to wish all workers good luck on this day.

As the largest employer in the country, we take this opportunity to appreciate our workers and recommit ourselves, on behalf of the government, to creating a conducive work environment and continuing to support our workers as best we can with monetary and non-monetary. that can improve their lives.

The challenges faced by workers due to market price distortions require a constant search for creative solutions.

As we commit to continually improving the lives and livelihoods of our workers, the government has taken important steps to meet the needs of public servants, including:

  • Compensation and benefits reform – where innovation around service conditions continued, with an expansion of the incentive range which saw the launch of the Caisse Mutuelle d’Epargne des Employés de l’Etat, which promotes a culture of savings and wealth creation; significant growth in the PSC bus fleet for transporting workers to and from work; the revival of the housing guarantee system; tuition fees and housing assistance for teachers; the extension of the refund on imports of motor vehicles; and the transformation of the government pension scheme from the “pay-as-you-go” approach prone to inflationary pressures to a sustainable, self-managed pension fund that generates dividends and ensures that pensioners do not lose out, regardless of the prevailing economic climate when they retire because the benefits they will receive are both secure and defined.
  • Human capital development – The Public Service Academy has launched programs that help train and re-skill the workforce into executives fit for the role and purpose of propelling the nation towards the achievement of Vision 2030. The Academy has implemented several essential courses that are recognized by grantees as “transformative, revolutionary and empowering.”
  • Amendments to relevant legislation – Amendment of the law on the civil service and civil service pensions
    Act to Better Serve the Interests of Public Servants are at an advanced stage following recent consultations with public servants and other stakeholders.
  • Sexual Harassment Policy – Gray areas that hampered the application of regulations that should protect civil servants from sexual harassment in the workplace have been eliminated, with the recent Cabinet approval of the Sexual Harassment Policy developed by the Commission on public service, and strengthened through consultation with a wide range of stakeholders and experts.

These initiatives are just illustrative examples of the government’s determined efforts to give impetus to the imperative defined by His Excellency Dr. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa of a workforce that is capable, equipped and motivated to produce products, results and achievements that move Zimbabwe ever closer to achieving Vision 2030.

As we celebrate our precious workers, let us keep our eyes fixed on that glorious horizon.

We wish all workers in Zimbabwe a Happy Workers’ Day.

HAPPY EMPLOYEE DAY!

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