Public Servants Demand Allowances, Pay Rise

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MASUNGA: Public service officers have told the ongoing Salaries Review Commission that they want government to increase their salaries and introduce risk allowances.

Ambulance drivers, for instance, recommended that they be paid a risk allowance because besides driving they assist in the lifting of patients, cleaning the ambulance and dealing with mentally disturbed patients, who are often violent.

The commissioners however suggested that instead of allowances it might be better government trains and introduces paramedics to handle such specialised jobs.  One of the commissioners, Dr Joe Matome, advised that when public servants present their recommendations they should state the true picture about the complexity of their jobs rather than demand for allowances to compensate for the work not in their job descriptions.

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