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GZU Lecturers Down Tools Citing Erosion Of Salaries

GZU Lecturers Down Tools Citing Erosion Of Salaries

Lecturers at Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) have gone on strike over salaries which they said had been eroded by inflation.

This comes days after their University of Zimbabwe (UZ) colleagues also embarked on industrial action Monday.

The development also comes amid an ongoing teachers’ strike which started on 7 February when schools were reopened for the first term.

In a letter to the university’s vice-chancellor (VC) Rungano Zvobgo, lecturers said the value of their salaries, paid in the local currency, had been eroded by inflation and a worsening economy.

They notified Zvobgo that they will not be reporting for duty with immediate effect and will only do so once they get a salary increment commensurate with the prevailing prices of goods and services. The letter reads:

Subsequent to the majority decision of the members in attendance to General Meetings held on 12 February, 2022 at Great Zimbabwe University Moot Court, Hebert Chitepo School of Law and Chemberi Hall, Mashava Campus, respectively and the indicated position in the Special Works Council held on 17 December, 2021 at Herbert Chitepo School of Law, a position has been taken to serve notice of the employees’ incapacitation.

Suffice to highlight that despite, the constituencies’ willingness to render services to the employer and to report for normal duty, the applicable salary rates are not consonant with and severely inadequate to cater for the basic needs of the employees as reflected in the shift of the Poverty Datum line.

It is undeniable that, there has been a drastic increase in the cost of living, inclusive of utilities, service providers’ premiums (medical and funeral policies), rentals, data bundles against a stagnant salary.

It is against this background that, we notify that our members are not able to report for duty with immediate effect, until due address is made to the plight of our members.

GZU director of information, Anderson Chipatiso said the institution’s management will meet with representatives of the workers’ union to find a solution.

The university’s top management stands accused of parcelling out lucrative packages and posts to close relatives and disgruntled workers are considering petitioning President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the matter.

 More: NewZimbabwe


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7 Comments

Doug 2 months ago

Management and workers' union will be wasting time trying to find a solution amongst themselves as the issue can only be resolved beyond the institution. Management should escalate the issue to the next level, unless if they do not believe or understand the incapacitation of those under them.


🦓🦓🦓🦓🦓 2 months ago

My Wife Refused to have bonde with me and said I'm incapacitated
🐤🐥🐤🐥😭😭😭😭😭😭😭🐤🐥🐤🐥🐤


Tete 2 months ago

You suffer from ED, sorry hako. Inotorapika ne CCC chete.

Executioner 2 months ago

Kkkkkkkkk WOW funny

😯😯 2 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂

Makelanwi 2 months ago

Petition to the troublemaker is waste of time.ED Is the creator of these problems.Nyika yese yangova INCAPACITATED,ummmm


Sinopharm 2 months ago

Vabayeyi ini,havana kubaiwa avo ju ju jekseni



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