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Teachers Conduct Online Protests Over "Salary Sanctions"

Teachers Conduct Online Protests Over

Members of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) Monday staged online anti-government protests where they demanded improved working conditions.

The protests coincided with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) anti-sanctions solidarity day 

They said the protests were targeted at Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube, whom they accused of slashing their salaries from US$540 in 2018 to US$100 as he implemented his unpopular fiscal policy measures in 2018.

Their protest yesterday ran under the hashtag #EndSalarySanctions.

In a series of tweets, Artuz said the salaries that teachers were getting were inadequate for their self-sustenance. ARTUZ tweeted:

This teacher takes home a salary of ZW$16 308, which is an equivalent of around US$82. The teacher cannot afford 2 100 calories of food per day for each member of a family of five. They earn below the food poverty line. They are malnourished. These are sanctions imposed on us by the government #EndSalarySanctions.

This is the reason why we are calling on citizens to help us implore @MthuliNcube to end #EndSalarySanctions.

Teachers keep on piling pressure on @MthuliNcube to end salary sanctions. The government should not punish civil servants who are working round the clock to keep this nation ticking. The sanctions list is long.

Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) acting national general-secretary Goodwill Taderera said they support every move and effort that will push the government to pay teachers a reasonable salary.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) President Takavafira Zhou said while there are external sanctions, there are “internal sanctions characterised by cartelism, underpayment of workers and a shocking contrast between richness and poverty,”

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) secretary-general Japhet Moyo said as a union, they had been campaigning against wage theft over the years.

More: NewsDay


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17 Comments

P.MATANGE 6 months ago

But Usd 540 guys you where abused its too much dai mati Usd300


Musvatimba 6 months ago

Akuudza kuti ndirimucivil servant ndiani getaway zidofo remunhu iwewe Tambaoga.

Cde Tambaoga 6 months ago

Teacher kupiwa mari yakadaro,chero vana vanenge vakutukwa kuti vana vemarombe.Teacher anowonererwa zvisingaiti,munofunga kuti ndimi moga ma civil servant.

Cde Tambaoga 6 months ago

Foundation yokomamisa vana vedu.

Musvatimba 6 months ago

Ndoda kukupindurai comrade Tambaoga shuwa munotya kushainirwa kubhawa nemunhu akazviendera kuchikoro arikudzidzisa vana venyu potse potse akakudzidzisai.Tinyararirei apa kana musina zvekutaura hautonyari munhu mukuru kutaura tsvina dzakadaro.Ndimi maitema mateacher nerekeni imi.Chakurwadza chii ipapo?This is purely a dispute between the employer and the employees.Basa rekuitwa zvimbwasungata muchitaura kwamusina kuswera.Dai atopihwa riri thousand mateacher iwayo.Only a dim-wit produces such a reckless statement.My friend teachers are the foundation of every society the world over.MURIZIDUNUNU COMRADE,MHUNZAMUSHA YEMUNHU MASHOKO ENYU HAAVAKI

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Cde Tambaoga 6 months ago

Eeeeeeeeh tivhirei apa US$540.00 munhu one,i pay rudzii iyoyo?Kuna Teacher hake ,munotishayinira kuma bhawa mukapiwa mari idzodzo motitorera vakadzi vedu,,,kana arimukadzi hake achabatiki ,nemutauro munovha machinja ku taura chirungu full time chero ku nhamo.Atitambi tichidero,nyika irimuma sanctions mari yenu yamunohora irinani chaizvo.
Viva ZANU pf
Pasi nema strike
Pasi nemanduuuu
ED Mnangagwa ViVa
Pasi nevavengi!


Sponono 6 months ago

🤣🤣🤣 comrade comrade makatorerwa here

Madala Banda 6 months ago

Makatsamwa crde

Khulekani 6 months ago

Then u find the same teacher voting 4 Zanu in 2023 elections.., Shame guyz


Tafadzwa C 6 months ago

#Ngaapinde hake mkomana.....this is pure madness.....all of this will affect the learning of pupils....


Madala Banda 6 months ago

Mkomana akapinda muchamusvora futi vakudya ega rega ndiseke hangu Mdra Banda

Nyamuteyi Takateya 6 months ago

Asijiki!
Aluta Continua!
Bravo Commarados!


r 6 months ago

I agree with you R'G striking is the only thing they can do as an effort

Mr ndhlumbi 6 months ago

Lets do a real strike stay away chaiyo.


R`G 6 months ago

You are wrong

D Dhlukuni 6 months ago

You're right guys. It seems like the teachers themselves are enjoying their suffering and sympathising with the employer. This issue will not end if teachers sit back, relax and wait for union leaders like ana Dr Takawafira Zhou to do the fighting. These guys end up being labelled political anti-government activists yet they are not necessarily that.
If you continue with these types of demonstrations haaaa forget about change in your salaries and forget about restoration of the teaching profession's dignity.

Elyse 6 months ago

Stay away is the best


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