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Govt Gives Striking Teachers 22 February Ultimatum

Govt Gives Striking Teachers 22 February Ultimatum

The Government has said it will not be held to ransom by teachers who have either not reported for duty or are reporting for duty but not teaching.

In a statement, the Zimbabwe Public Service Commission (PSC) said all teachers, deputy heads and heads of schools who do not report for duty by Tuesday 22 February 2022 will be deemed to have resigned from the service. Said the PSC:

The government notes with concern that, in spite of the significant steps it has taken to improve conditions of service, working with the Apex Council, some teachers continue to absent themselves from work, with some reporting for duty but not working.

This has had the effect of depriving learners of their inalienable right to education as well as prejudicing parents of their significant investment in their children’s education.

This behaviour on the part of some teachers is all the more distressing in view of the fact that it is coming at a time when learners have already lost more than a month of learning in 2022 alone due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and were therefore looking forward to the opportunity to catch up with their studies.

Such behaviour cannot be tolerated as it will have a lasting, negative impact on an entire generation.

The PSC added that teachers who are reporting for duty but not teaching will also be deemed to have resigned.

All those who will have in that manner so resigned and were occupying institutional accommodation are expected to vacate the same with immediate effect, the PSC said.

The PSC invited unemployed trained teachers, university and college graduates in the sciences, engineering, technical, vocational areas and other disciplines who are interested in joining the teaching profession to ensure that they are registered at the nearest district education offices as the recruitment process shall begin soon after the 22nd of February 2022.

Headmasters and teachers deemed to have resigned shall not be eligible for this recruitment. Said the PSC:

Government has taken the position that it will now work with those who demonstrate their commitment by performing their duties at all times to serve the nation.

In terms of Section 75 sub-section 4 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, concerning the right to education, the Government of Zimbabwe has already taken reasonable legislative and other measures, within the limits of the resources available to it, to achieve the progressive realisation of the right to education.

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16 Comments

Tkt 3 months ago

Greetings Comrades

This issue of teachers striking, and the issuance of threats from the Gvt is a 50/50 postion however Gvt risk loosing the match here bcoz after all maths done factoring the 20% and dividing by 240 adding the 100 & 75US their salary doesnt,get anywhere,near 375 but 280US!

so hapana munhu anonzi ari CAPACITATED with only 50% of his salary, manyepo

Gvt ipai vanhu mari, Teachers musa vhunduka chati kwatara rambai makadzvanya ipapo


Tk 3 months ago

Companies, are also taking advantage of weakness of e gvt ,abusing, industrial workers , just imagine commercial workers union minimum wage .they are people with families ,and the gvt is quiet, companies making billions and externalizing funds to southafrica and many more who ever voise that concern gotten being fired immediately, what do they eat ,what do they school them own children ,its very pathetic someone earning 14000 rtgs ,rtgs rtgs per month ,where is e gvt ,where is e workers union .even how resilient you wild be forced to look for CHANGE.


Dick 3 months ago

the government is vaginized

**** dzavo vana munangagwa


fuck 3 months ago

****ed gvt


sex 3 months ago

**** this gvt


Dj Fantan 3 months ago

this gvt is ****ed


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Dhuterere 3 months ago

They suspended the teachers already for three months why then issue more threats on top of that its less than 38 days for this term to end. So parents you paid fees for mahala no learning will take place even if they frog march the tchrs back to work by 22 February they will 'teach' zvinoenderana nenzungu it will nt work simple...


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

TEACHERS UNIONS ARE SPLIT WITH RATA [ ZIMTA ] SINGLE HANDEDLY ,NEGOTIATINGG A SALARY INCREMENT WHICH GOVERNMENT USED TO TIE DOWN ALL TEACHERS AND OTHER CIVIL SERVANTS.

OTHER UNIONS SAY THE INCREMENT IS PEANUTS AND INSIST THAT THEY STILL WANT THEIR SALARIES BE BASED ON PRE OCTOBER 2018 SALARIES.

MR DZATSUNGA OF APEX COUNCIL SIDE WITH RATA [ ZIMTA ] THAT CLAIM OF INCAPACITATION IS NOW TOO DIFFICULT TO PROVE SINCE THEY MAY TAKE HOME A TOTAL OF US$375 PER MONTH.

THIS DISCORD IN LABOUR MOVEMENTS IS DESTRUCTIVE AND RENDER THEIR EFFORTS TO ZERO.

I ONCE COMMENTED THAT IN THE PAST, NURSES,DOCTORS AND TEACHERS FOUGHT FOR WORKERS RIGHTS IN GOVERMENT. NURSES AND DOCTORS WERE NEUTRALISED AND MOST OF THEM MIGRATED TO GREENER PASTURES OVERSEAS.

NOW TROUBLE MAKERS ARE TEACHERS WHO ARE STILL NONSENSICALLY DEMANDING SALARY HIKES. GOVERNMENT WANTS TO DO ANYTHING LAWFUL OR UNLAWFUL TO NEUTRALISE TEACHERS. IT HAS INFILTRATED TEACHERS WORKERS UNIONS THROUGH ZIMTA.

WITH THE CRACKS IN THEIR LABOUR MOVEMENTS, TEACHERS ARE LIKELY TO LOSE THEIR JOBS. I URGE THEM TO REPORT FOR DUTY AND STRATEGIZE ANEW.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Vapei Mari dzavo kana dzakakwana voramba vachishusha temai NE demo⛏️


Evangelist Peê éM 3 months ago

These are nothing but the final signs of the second coming. Why doest thou Zimbabweans, prepare to meet thy God.


No mhani 3 months ago

Meet teachers requirements not kutonga demo soo


Dungaprassad 3 months ago

You will see one idiot going to apply for a job when one is forcible made to resign and you see greener pastures..
If one thing doesn't work as a nation it doesn't honestly these teachers got families to take care of by that mere salary Imali kazupco they really cant survive..
Who ever is responsible am sure it's the PSC they need to have a closer look at this and take note of civil servants appeals


Makelanwi 3 months ago

You fact is spot on Mudzidzisi.So far all the Government Ministries are performing below par and all the cabinet Ministers are deemed to have resigned.


Zvazvanga zvingori 3 months ago

Who is holding who at random here.Someones's well being is being played with.Hupenyu hwemunhu akadzidzira basa rake huchiparara.Anyway isaiwo Pvumvudza programme or project kuti maticha aone zvekuba vachitngesawo,sezvinongoitwa nemadhumeni nevadhibisi.Mishonga yeDhibhi mbeu kana fertilizer.Mukavasita malaptoo mamwe acho ombobiwa votengesa vanogona kumborarama zviri nane,kwete chalk.Chalk anoenda kupi nayo asi box rese kubhawa kune vanoramba havo madarts for free


Mudzidzisi 3 months ago

By not addressing the Teachers and other Civil servants' grievances, the PSC staff is deemed to have resigned. They have, all along, been reporting for duty but not working.



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