Civil servants get pay hike - report

Sapa-DPA, January 11, 2008 Harare - Desperate to stave off the threat
of strikes, President Robert Mugabe's government has awarded civil
servants a 50-percent cost of living adjustment, it emerged on Friday.
Civil servants in Zimbabwe will also be paid in two tranches this
month, the official Herald daily reported. "It is envisaged that the
advance salary will go some way towards helping civil servants meet
their day-to-day expenses until pay day," the Herald said in its
front-page story. There are believed to be more than 150 000 civil
servants, including teachers and nurses, in Zimbabwe. ... Civil