Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU) and the Government Negotiating Team have settled for a 12 percent salary increment for the civil servants.

This is against the 15 percent that the CSTU had requested for during their first meeting.

Speaking in an interview with Radio Islam, CSTU General Secretary, Mavuto Kawonga, says they have settled at the 12% increase after government had indicated that the covid19 pandemic has affected its revenue stability.

According to Kawonga, the 12% will be on average adding that it is better than nothing.

The union threatened to hold a national wide industrial action should government fail to implement the salary increase by the end of this week a development which Kawonga said prompted government to schedule for the emergency meeting held earlier today.