By Staff Reporter
Civil servants who fail to report for duty will not get the monthly salary as government applies the principle of no work no pay .
The ultimatum comes at a time when teachers a preparing to report for duty at their various work stations as the 2021 school calendar commences .
This is according to the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) Secretary Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe , who said in a statement that all civil servants have been called to work and are expected to report at their workstations on the dates they are scheduled to commence work.
The National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC), and the workers representatives meet today ( Friday ) to deliberate on a Cost of Living Adjustment(COLA) as part of governments commitment to continuous and fruitful engagement with its workers towards improving conditions of service for it’s valued workforce.
Meanwhile the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is to censor or deregister any private school that plans to deviate from the 2021 government approved school calendar.
This follows claims that the Association of Trust Schools (ATS) has its own 2021 school calendar that does not correspond with the one released by government.
According to a statement released by the Permanent Secretary for Primary and Secondary Education, Tumisang Thabela , any deviation from the school calendar announced will attract censorship with the sternest penalty being deregistration of the deviant school.
Thabela added that the Secretary shall prepare an annual school calendar to determine the days during which each term when pupils shall be required to attend school for instruction.
Last week the Cabinet approved and announced that all schools will open on March 15 2021 for examination classes while non examination classes are expected to open on March 22 2021.
The Ministry reinforced the wearing of face masks, physical distancing as well as hand washing to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in school centers as preparations continue for the safe opening of schools.