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135 000 Of The 150 000 Teachers Have Been Suspended - Raymond Majongwe

135 000 Of The 150 000 Teachers Have Been Suspended - Raymond Majongwe

Raymond Majongwe, the Secretary-General of the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has claimed that 135 000 teachers, out of a total of 150 000, have been suspended by the government.

Majongwe posted on Twitter saying the schools have effectively closed. Pindula News presents Majongwe’s tweet: 

135 000 of the 150 000 teachers have been suspended by gvt. We know only 10 % of the teaching force were turning up for duty. Effectively schools have closed again. Sad parents had paid huge amounts for fees.

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MOPSE) issued a statement confirming the suspensions but could not confirm the numbers. Pindula News could not get hold of MOPSE’s officials as their phones were not available. 

Teachers embarked on industrial action when schools reopened on Monday, 7 February 2022, demanding that the government restore their 2018 salaries which were around US$540.

The government raised civil servants’ salaries by 20 per cent across the board and also offered US$100 per month in hard currency to every civil servant with effect from the 1st of March 2022 bringing the foreign currency amount to USD175.

Workers were, however, not impressed by the offer which they said was insignificant.

Teachers claim that they are incapacitated and have for the past two years been at loggerheads with the employer saying their salaries were being eroded by inflation.

The government, in addition to offering the salary hike, adopted a no-work-no-pay policy, a move that was meant to coerce teachers into submission.

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30 Comments

selectorman 3 months ago

Zimta....Wolf in sheep's clothing. Who's going to teach the innocent children?


me 3 months ago

Autocratic leadership plus dictatorship at the same time, last time it was nurses now this time is for teachers, so wr are we going. #registertovote


Incorrect 3 months ago

so who is at work


Taneta 3 months ago

ED aremerwa nayo nyika 😂😂 aifunga kuti inyore ku runner nyika ndobva aita mistake yekupinda zvechisimba. Dai abva hake asiye vanodiwa nevanhu zvichakamunakira


🙄 3 months ago

Aifunga kuti kulowa lula lula 🤣🤣🤣🤣 haya njuga dzarema🤣🤣🤣🤣
Zvine wakazvizodzerwa izvi. Bvuma. Bvuma. Bvuma wakonewa.

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sydney 3 months ago

hurumende yazvitadza...hakuna kwatakanangaa apaa senyika


Tkt 3 months ago

Then kana someone achitanga neku FAILURE abva kuSIGNER Perfomance Based Contract onzwii, FIRED before completing DAY-ONE of the contract


The Terraces 3 months ago

Teachers were suspended long ago by the slave wages you were giving them.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

WHAT DOES ZIMTA SAY TO THIS ? ON 9 FEBRUARY 2022 I SAID WHY DID ZIMTA ATTEND A MEETING WITH EDUCATION MINISTRY OFFICIALS OUTSIDE NJNC OR APEX COUNCIL ?

MY ALLEGATIONS ARE THAT THE PACKAGE GOVERNMENT OFFERED TO CIVIL SERVANTS WAS AGREED WITH ZIMTA ON 8 FEBRUARY 2022, THE SAME DAY GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THE PACKAGE. THIS WAS NEVER A COINCIDENCE.

IF THIS IS TRUE, THEN OUR GOVERNMENT PLAYED DOUBLE STANDARDS.

IF ZIMTA WAS NOT INVOLVED, THEN IT WAS A GOVERNMENT CUSHIONING OFFER AND CITIZENS EXPECT APEX COUNCIL AND NJNC TO CONTINUE NEGOTIATING FOR A PROPER SALARY INCREMENT PACKAGE.

PTUZ SECRETARY GENERAL, RAYMOND MAJONGWE SAID 135 000 TEACHERS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED OUT OF 150 000 WORKFORCE. HE WENT FURTHER AND SAID EFFECTIVELY SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN SHUT. YES, IF HIS FIGURES ARE CORRECT THEN THE COMPLIMENT OF TEACHERS WHO WERE NOT SUSPENDED CAN NOT GIVE EFFICIENT SERVICES.

OUR GOVERNMENT MUST GIVE CITIZENS AN EXACT NUMBER OF TEACHERS THEY HAVE SUSPENDED. GOVERNMENT MUST NOT FORCE DOWN THE CIVIL SERVANTS THROATS AGREEMENTS DUBIOUSLY OBTAINED BY A FRACTION OF ITS WORKFORCE.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Saddam 3 months ago

they don't claim to be incapacitated it's a reality


Jenet J 3 months ago

@ Soul Jah Love: uri chibaba


Jenet J 3 months ago

This hurument ,we were told 60% reported for duty but today 90% ar suspended hmmm Zim tallying is dangerous.

Mnstr u dd solvd nothing instead u created more brain drain eyy ngaapiinde hake mukomana

VOTE CCC.


Mhofela 3 months ago

Thats why ndakasiya kushandira ths gvt..haa unochembera usina kumboitao mari..Ko munotsvireiko tea isina sugar 3 yrs negotiating pasina chabuda

Soul jah love 3 months ago

Guys sometimes we speak in a funny way just to make you laugh ,but we would be at the same time speaking Propheticaly.Remember last month i said"kunemunyama wokuti unobhadara school fees,teacher ogo striker mwana odzidza one month" ...Don't take me lightly.


MuGrade 2 3 months ago

I remember it very well

Bigboy 3 months ago

Came came 2023 tione,against babva.mahure shity zvido zvebanu kunyanya kwete kuda zvema chaina


JB 3 months ago

Lack of Disaster Management kkkkk


John Chifamba 3 months ago

A very misguided statement.
Very stupid minister and respective officials.
zvakamboitwa na Chiwenga zviya zvekudzinga all health personnel. zvakasvika papi?
Null and Void.


Yvt 3 months ago

This gvt has failed, how can one in their right sense suspend ma teachers, knowing fully well kuti 90% of teachers did not report for duty. Saka vana vachadzidziswa nema groundsman ???. Ngaapinde hake mukomana .


B baloyi 3 months ago

Not teachers only to norwhere to vote,but everyone to norwhere to vote ini zvii


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Ya mucha nya me nzara muri kumba toona akangwara ndiani. Dai makachema chema muri pabasa😥😥😥😥😓😓😓 Very sad vana votambura pamusana pema teacher aisa Mari pamberi


Tk 3 months ago

@vybes hauna pfungwa

Nelson 3 months ago

vanoita zvimwe unofunga kuti vanhu vangamirire kudzidzisa kwega ere ? In fact hauna pfungwa

Mufudzi 3 months ago

Aaaah zvatovagwa . I think the Minister has erred. I think these teachers will dig deeper into their trenches. They may say they have nothing to lose but the shackles that have been tying them down. What a circus. The Minister does not know how to manage a crisis.


Xxxxx 3 months ago

Yeeeeee tamiswa basa,zvikoro zvauyazve kumbovharwa


Elder chimut 3 months ago

Ma teacher makuziva pekuvhotera handiti kaaa. Uyu munhu anonzi vybes unofunga nokuziva zvaanoita here uyu


Elder chimut 3 months ago

Ma teacher makuziva pekuvhotera handiti kaaa


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Good riddance to bad rubbish


Yvt 3 months ago

U need your head examined

madala banda 3 months ago

zakaoma izvi kkkk



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