The Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) has observed that the wage and employment freeze prescribed in the 2014 national budget is an indication that resource mobilization was not kept in mind when the salary increment in the civil service were introduced.
SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says going forward whenever government decides to increase salaries it must prioritize resource mobilization that should be sustainable to fund the wage bill in order to avoid such wage and employment freeze prescribed in the 2014 national budget.
Mr. Cheembe says it is such actions such as freezing of wages and employment by the government that becomes A source of tension and conflict between the government and the civil servants.
And Mr. Cheembe has however welcomed the call by government to engage dialogue with the unions over the intended 2 years wage and employment freeze which has agitated civil servants in the country.
Mr. Cheembe said this in an interview with Qfm.