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Incapacitated Teachers Plead For Week-long Compassionate Leave

Incapacitated Teachers Plead For Week-long Compassionate Leave

The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) has asked its members to apply for a week-long compassionate leave for them to handle various personal issues brought by financial incapacitation.

In a statement, ARTUZ president Obert Masaraure said that Public Service regulations provide for compassionate leave for civil servants. Part of the statement read:

Section 41(g) of the Public Service Regulations provides for fully paid special leave of up to 12 days per year for any justifiable compassionate grounds.

Teacher incapacitation has birthed multiple challenges which ordinarily draw sympathy from any normal human being.

On Monday (today), teachers should file applications for compassionate leave citing the particular issues they are handling, school fees, rentals, hospital bills, and any other challenge which attracts sympathy from the supervisor. The leave should last up to May 20.

Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) president Richard Gundane urged the Government to address teachersÔÇÖ incapacitation as a matter of urgency. He said:

We would like the government to urgently pay decent salaries in keeping with the poverty line and inflation.

Low salaries trigger incapacitation and reduce productivity. Educators must be motivated and adequately supported.

Teachers and other civil servants want the Government to restore their pre-October 2018 salary of US$540 per month.

More: NewsDay


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12 Comments

Head Office 1 month ago

Musafurirwe nema union leaders enyu. Ivo vane dzimweni mari dzinobva ku US embassy, ku USAID uko.


Tichasvikako 1 month ago

Wait teachers we pay yu towards elections.


Citizen 1 month ago

Ma teacher anohora marii nhai ­čĄö


263 1 month ago

Totambira $175 USD Gaya apa une mhuri

machia 1 month ago

well said ­čĹő­čĹő­čĹő


Machiavelli 1 month ago

To those complaining about teachers raising their remuneration problems, I would like to remind you of the Priest in NAZI Germany...
"When they came for the Jews, I kept quiet because I wasn't a Jew;
Then they came fo blacks, I kept quiet because I wasn't black;
When they came for the Poles, I kept quiet because I wasn't Polish;
Then they came for the communists, I kept quiet because I wasn't a communist.
When they came for me, there wasn't anybody to stand up for me"

An injury to One is an injury to all.
Support Teachers
Support Nurses
Support doctors
Support Civil Servants
Support All workers,
AND MOST OF ALL
Support Citizens of Zimbabwe


Chamhamha 1 month ago

Chokwadi chemahara

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Chamhamha 1 month ago

Mateacher rambai makadzvanya kusvika yabuda ikasabuda rambai makadzvanya kusvika 2023. Musanyararidzwa nevanoona itai saBatemio anoramba achishevedzera chete kusvika vaida kuti vanzwe izwi vanzwa. ­čôó­čôó­čôó­čôó­čöë­čöŐ­čöŐLouder maTeacher


STALIN 1 month ago

Ana ma teacher chichemo takachinzwa ndakakupai solution CCC ndo solution


chokwadi 1 month ago

nyaya yema teacher yakubowa kutaura idi


Asalif 1 month ago

government workers makuzotibhowa do you know how workers in the private sector are struggling you think you are the only workers in the country


Teacher @ Japajapa sec sch 1 month ago

Iwe Masaraure usatisembure, kana Uchida leave tora rako wega, kwete kutiudzira zvekuita,



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