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Teachers Demand Bonuses In US Dollars | FULL TEXT

Teachers Demand Bonuses In US Dollars | FULL TEXT

Statement by the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) demanding that the Government pay teachers their 13th cheque in United States dollars.

STATEMENT ON USD BONUSES FOR TEACHERS

1. Teachers are demanding that the employer must pay bonuses in united states dollars this month of November 2021. Because teachers are sinking deeper into incapacitation each and every day, this is the only way to avert crushing them deeper into poverty and dysfunction.

2. The ZIMTA-Ehlekweni Vocational Training Institute Declaration of 06 November 2021, resolved that the employer must pay the 2021 bonuses for educators in full this November to cushion educators against inflation induced income losses;

3. In the same declaration, the educators are demanding that the government put in place a facility that enables teachers to access the weekly USD$ 50 from their individual Nostro accounts. This has been necessitated by the failure of the majority to access their weekly forex allocations availed to them via local banks and Bureau de changes by RBZ. Ultimately, this move will enable educators to access part of their salaries in USD and eventually solve a longstanding grievance from the teachers.

4. Starting this November 2021, Teachers want invigilation of examinations to be paid for by ZIMSEC, as this is the only way to guarantee the quality of examinations while motivating the teachers and introducing equity in the treatment of all those who manage examinations. Evidence at hand has proved that ZIMSEC has the capacity to pay for invigilation of exams by Teachers.

5. Teachers have also demanded that the employer ought to pay for all their specific sector allowances with effect from December 2021.

6. Finally, and most importantly, the declaration stated that the salary for a Grade D level Teacher of USD$540 has to be honoured by November 2021 at the latest.

7. The ZIMTA-Ehlekweni Bulawayo, November 2021 Declaration further stipulates and warns the employer that failure to meet these demands from the educators, within the above specified time frames may lead to disruptions of activities within schools, compromising the quality and equal access to education for learners, disturbing examination invigilation and ultimately the failure of moderation and capture of CALA results.

8. In the 6 November ZIMTA – Ehlekweni Declaration Statement, the Teachers declared that unspecified actions emanating from teacher disgruntlement were likely to occur should their demands be ignored.

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8 Comments

Bernard Fukadzirimo 6 months ago

Ngavapihwe US$ ndomari inotenga


Jah Bee 6 months ago

Kutamba nenguva uko Tinoita mapurisa,masoja nema border gedzi kuti vatarise ma exam


Mr ndhlumbi 6 months ago

The demands are gud lets hop the government will meet them fuly not half way


Nkosana 6 months ago

I believe what zimta should be doing at the moment is to fight for the creation of the licencing board like what is happening in other professions, whereby one needs to have a licence inorder to practice. This will help teachers to be indispensable. The current scenario allows a teacher to be easily replaced by a form 4 or 6. If a board that licences teachers is enacted those demands that they are clamouring for can be easily met....


Nkosana 6 months ago

So what leverage do the teachers have when they negotiate for the USD bonuses or they are going to be told that we have unqualified degreed holders who are unemployed who are looking for work. My point is that, the teachers should not be easily replacable like some professionals, this profession must be protected like an other.

Nkosana 6 months ago

It is you who is out of order, you just argué from an uninformed point of view. It is people like you who are taking teachers for a ride. Try and read my point carefully and see what l mean. Answer me on these questions, Can you take a degreed doctor to practice without being licenced first? Can a lawyer practice without being licenced furst? How about nurses? My point is qualified teachers should have a board that must licence them so that you form 4 and 6s not easily take their jobs and harm our kids.

moyo nomad 6 months ago

Mr.sir, you are out of order. Do not bring new topics to running agendas. You are actually becoming a problem to a solution instead of being a solution to a problems. Salary issues first. Unenge uchidyei paunenge uchitaura izvozvo? You sound like not a civil servant. Suffering civil servants talk money language. For your information, under natural law none is indispensable. Both civil servants and politicians. The old order of teacher practice will prevail. Jesus was a teacher and never shall a teacher be licensed. Think again baba.

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Nkosana Dube 6 months ago

Sesikhathele ngama demands abangeke bewamele aba balisi. Sekungani irecord ele scratch.



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