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Teachers Accuse Unions Of 'Selling Out'

Teachers Accuse Unions Of 'Selling Out'

Some teachers who have not been taking classes since last week citing incapacitation, have accused the Zimbabwe Teachers Union (ZIMTA) and the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) of betraying them.

One aggrieved teacher who spoke to NewsDay on Monday castigated the unions for allegedly conniving with the government to suspend them. Said the teacher:

ZIMTA and PTUZ are selling out but we are not going to go back to work as we are still incapacitated.

However, ZIMTA secretary-general Goodwill Taderera denied selling out the teachers. He said:

I wouldn’t call it selling out. We are just working on what was discussed with the National Joint Negotiating Committee (NJNC).

There is a circular that ZIMTA put out urging teachers to go back to work.

PTUZ president Takavafira Zhou yesterday also denied the allegations that his union has let down teachers. Zhou said:

I have a track record to protect. To whom will I even sell the struggle when the government does not want to see my face in any meeting as they accuse me of supporting the regime change agenda?

I cannot salivate at ZANU PF predatory leaders, thuggery and thievery.

The majority of teachers and headmasters at public schools initially rejected the Government’s 20% salary increment to all civil servants and a US$100 allowance to be converted from the local currency salary component.

They vowed not to return to work until the Government restored their pre-October 2018 salary of US$540.

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Evelyn Ndlovu responded by suspending all the striking teachers, but the move has been challenged in court.

More: NewsDay


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8 Comments

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

THE ACTUAL TEACHERS UNION WHICH SOLDOUT IS ZIMTA, FORMERLY RATA. IT IS THE TEACHERS UNION WHICH NEGOTIATED THE 20% INCREMENT WITHOUT INVOLVING OTHER TEACHERS UNIONS.

FROM MY PAST EXPERIENCE, PTUZ IS NOT A SELLOUT TEACHERS UNION. ITS SECRETARY GENERAL GENERAL IS A STRONG CHARACTER.

ANYWAY, TEACHERS UNIONS HAVE SHOWN FISSURES WHICH ARE DETRIMENTAL TO GOOD AND EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF LABOUR ISSUES.

GOVERNMENT INFILTRATED TEACHERS UNIONS THROUGH ZIMTA. THIS RATA/ZIMTA UNION IS A SELLOUT TEACHERS UNION.

MY GOOD ADVICE TO ALL TEACHERS IS TO NOW CONTINUE HANGING WAITING FOR THE OUTCOME OF THE COURT CHALLENGE. IF THEY WIN WHICH I HOPE THEY WILL DO, THEY SHOULD GO TO WORK AND RE STRATEGISE THEIR FUTURE LABOUR UNIONISM.

OUR GOVERNMENT NEUTRALISED NURSES AND DOCTORS AND THEY WANT TO NEUTRALISE TEACHERS AND FINISH OFF ANY DISSENTING VOICE IN CIVIL SERVANTS LABOUR FORCE.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Chibaba 3 months ago

@ maravaza,xtra lessons are the best way than paying fees to the incapacitated teachers who when forced to work wll render dummy education, mina i pay for a service rendered not ama bla bla ,mine is learning at home. Wena can you work competitively for less ?

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Sir Ndhlumbi 3 months ago

PAMBERI NE STRIKE, PAMBERI NEKUBATANA MA CIVIL SERVANTS. PAMBERI NEKURWIRA KODZERO. PASI NEMA OPRESSORS


Blaa 3 months ago

Unoti regedza maextra lesson wabereki ... Do you know a teacher can just come to work ko maka register basa ....term yotopera mwana asina kna chaadzidza u Kno kupamunhu brain kunonetsa shaa hazvina testmeter vana can attend school everyday we have to rebuild trust with our education sector give them what they nid


mai kayla 3 months ago

isu patakadzidza primary kwaisambove nezve ma lesson bla bla izvi ask yourself y ma teachers akuita ma extra lessns now


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𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 3 months ago

𝗦𝗮𝗸𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮 𝗵𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗮 𝗸𝘂𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮 𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗱𝗮 𝗸𝘂𝘁𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗶𝗿𝗮 𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗶? Tᴏ Pᴀʀᴇɴᴛs : 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝘆 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻'𝘀 𝗳𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲.


2 months ago

@Sir Ndhlumbi nyanyest 😅👏

Sir Ndhlumbi 3 months ago

HAA IWEWE UNENGE URI DOFO EXTRA MEANS ON TOP OF SOMETHING. SO VANA AVA HAVAS KUENDA KUMA EXTRA LESSONS VARI KUENDA KUMA PRIVATE LESSONS BCOZ HAVAS KUMBODZIDZA KUMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS. REGEDZESA WAKO KUENDA AITEWO DOFO SEWE VEVAMWE VACHIPASA


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