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Hundreds Of Teachers Down Tools

Hundreds Of Teachers Down Tools

Hundreds of teachers boycotted classes on Monday to launch their 12-day strike over poor salaries and conditions of service.

In a statement, the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) president, Obert Masaraure, claimed that 92% of their members did not report for duty yesterday to compel the Government to address their concerns. He said:

Congratulations to the teachers of Zimbabwe for once again defying the odds and embarking on successful job action.

Percentage attendance in schools dropped to an average of 57% across the country. 92% of the members of ARTUZ took heed of the call to withdraw labour.

From the pool of ARTUZ membership, only school heads are in schools. The ongoing 12 days of action are also receiving massive support and endorsement from the nation at large.

The Zimbabwe National Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ZINATU) said its members had resolved to join other teachers in the ongoing strike, following wide consultations.

However, Primary and Secondary Education ministry spokesperson Taungana Ndoro said only ARTUZ and ZINATU members failed to report for work, which was an insignificant number. Said Ndoro:

As of Friday, we had 94,08% of teachers reporting for duty and that is very encouraging, with about 145 000 teachers in the country against ARTUZ (386) and ZINATU (50), who form a combined membership of 436 which is roughly 0,3% of the teacher establishment.

Public Service minister Paul Mavima refused to comment on the Government’s plan to address the demands of the striking teachers. He said:

Teachers fall under the Primary and Secondary Education ministry, hence the ministry is better placed to respond to your questions.

More: NewsDay


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8 Comments

Daily prophecy 6 months ago

Problem iripo vanhu vakumhanya government they are not educated enough for them to see the importance of teachers vakatongibva muhondo to office
#NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA


MuGrade 2 6 months ago

Taungana Ndoro isn't diplomatic n lack maturity...


Chikandamina 6 months ago

Zvinoita after 2023,shingai.


Shadows 6 months ago

Teaching haina mari guys. Zvinoshamisa KT izvzv kumateachers college kwakazara vanhu. Do u think KT mari ichazowedzerwa kna maako INI. Bho akazvitaura KT teaching akatoisiyawo bcoz haina mari.


Mr Tsodido 6 months ago

Teachers aren't united at all and kana uri teacher forget about any salary change soon. Kusvika mabatana muchanonga svosve nemuromo. Sungai matai makapfeka masvutu ebhero pamwe nebhutsu dza ana Sir. Ana mudam zvimwezvo mabra nemabhurugwa emubhero. Kusvika zvanaka. Edgars kanganwai. Kusvika mabatana.


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mr gee nyazura 6 months ago

maticha makadhakwa brain muchatambira pay svinu mukomana apinda zvake zvaizvozvi chiboitai easy modzidzisa isuma Barber tichidzi svuura hedu dzemisoro yenyu


Mcframes 6 months ago

So aneBrain ndiani, asi waibaya mateacher nendande kani

Brixx 6 months ago

Kkkkkkk haaaaa barberman madzikisa


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