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Teachers Free To Attend Teachers4ED Meetings During Working Hours - Ndoro

Teachers Free To Attend Teachers4ED Meetings During Working Hours - Ndoro

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education says it recognises Teachers for Economic Development (Teachers4ED) as a trade union organisation.

The Ministry’s spokesperson Taungana Ndoro said teachers are therefore free to attend Teachers4ED meetings during working hours. He said:

As a Ministry, we recognise Teachers4ED as a union and as such members are allowed to participate in its activities as long as they undertake proper clearance procedures from their workstations.

Ndoro was responding to questions raised after several teachers and school heads attended a ZANU PF orientation meeting organised for ED affiliates on Wednesday when they were supposed to be in class.

The meeting was held in Masvingo.

Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) president, Takavafira Zhou, however, disagreed with Ndoro’s assertion.

Zhou said all unions have a constitution and are registered with the Ministry of Labour.

He argued that Teachers4ED cannot be a union because it does not represent the interests of teachers. Said Zhou:

Teachers for ED is not a union. Unions are registered with the Ministry of Labour and remember this so-called union does not in any way stand for teachers’ plight.

Masvingo Provincial Education Director (PED), Shylette Mhike concurred with Ndoro, adding people should not confuse the ED acronym with “Emmerson Dambudzo”.

She said ED stands for Economic Development.

The meeting that the teachers attended was an orientation event which was superintended over by Masvingo ZANU PF political commissar, Brian Munyoro.

There were 24 other ED affiliates including Health Ambassadors for ED, Pastors for ED, Cross Border Traders for ED, Mahwindi for ED at the meeting.

A teacher who declined to be named told The Mirror that teachers who are not members of Teachers4ED were being left out of workshops, training programmes and other Government programmes that have monetary benefits. Said the teacher:

There is a lot of insecurity among teachers as a result of this association. Those who are not members of Teachers4ED are being sidelined in Government programmes.

The education system has been turned into a political landscape and it is those teachers with political instincts who will survive and this is a death blow to education.

The wife of Masvingo Minister of State, Ezra Chadzamira, Euphrasia who is a teacher at Gaths Mine Primary in Mashava, was among the teachers who attended the meeting in Masvingo. | The Mirror

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27 Comments

Politics 1 week ago

Abuse of power by the gvt.


Politics 1 week ago

Abuse of power by the gvt.


Teacher4 ED 1 week ago

Ko munda wamakati promiser uripi


Anonymous 1 week ago

adding people should not confuse the ED acronym with “Emmerson Dambudzo”.
ED stands for Economic Development.


£ 1 week ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Zuze 1 week ago

Horait inini hangu Zuze ndichagadzira trade union inonzi Ngaapinde Hake Mukomana Against ED (Economic Disaster), tione kuti ndinopihwa mvumo here yekuenda kutoilet during lunch hour.


nc 1 week ago

kkkkk

MuPfungwe Chaiye 1 week ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂Yoweeee haridoki usina kuvingwa nevakomana

zvichiitirwei 1 week ago

for the why?🤬


Anonymous 1 week ago

Since we gained independence, this is total abuse of power.


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Patriot 1 week ago

chinondinetsa ndechekuti munhu unonyatsoona kuti zvirikudyisa ndeizvi but iwe haupindi mu program idzodzo waiting for ma empty promises e CCC. Kwana kwana u benefitewo sezviri kuita vamwe. Mamwe ma teacher akutowana minda nemamwe ma benefits so iwe wakangoti wawawa ne nhau yekupusa, sezvinongoita mukadzi akapusa ano mitiswa mukunyara then load ye mwana yozomuremera. Just join Trs for ED iyoyo uwanewo ma benefits u educated f.o.o.l.


Tintin 1 week ago

you don't understand the concept of SELF RESPECT ... you think everyone has a LOOTERS MENTALITY...it's heartbreaking 💔💔💔...how Zanu messed you up...💔💔💔

John Chibatura 1 week ago

This Zanunized PED thinks we are fools we all know what that ED stands for.


Mainini 1 week ago

Economic development kudiikowo nxaaa,zanu inoziwa development?


ny 1 week ago

kkkkkkk

cid 1 week ago

a union whose orientation programme was being superintendent by Zanu pf political commisar kkk


Vesto 1 week ago

.... and pigs will fly.

Vesto 1 week ago

... and pigs will fly

Bolt 1 week ago

In Zimbabwe ukangoti ED chete kana madzvinyu ano ziva zvazvino reva. Unga edza hako kuti zvireve ichi kana ichi. MaZimba zii zvawo asi ...........


Bolt 1 week ago

In Zimbabwe ukangoti ED chete kana madzvinyu ano ziva zvazvino reva. Unga edza hako kuti zvireve ichi kana ichi. MaZimba zii zvawo asi ...........


Hamlet 1 week ago

These chakuti chakuti for ED....regai tione kwazvinosvika. Zimbabweans now know about self protection. Mango style. Regai tione kunowira dohwenetsvimbo. kkkk. hanzi kwava ne lecturers for ED


Dubs 1 week ago

Ko Mahwindi forED ke? iunion yamahwindi here? Kopastors forED?


lido were 1 week ago

we will transfer our children to schools which doesn't tolerate nonsense


AK47fw we t red 1 week ago

Q we as@we see you


AK47 1 week ago

What will this help our children at school . Why did not do their meeting during holidays ? How many days are there during school holiday ? You never do any meetings during school holidays and you want to do your ED meetings during learning time of our children so that you will disturb their learning . What is the benefit of our children from that ED ? Why are you stealing their time of learning ? You are trying to kill our child's future by your ED .


Ndimba Ndimba 1 week ago

Your ED groups are a waste of time. Only foolish and greedy people attend these meetings. If people no longer want ED accept it don't try to form groups with no constitutions and call them unions. So sad that even sober education officials are dancing to this ED groups nonsense. !!! Is that what they are paid to do ?


Tinashe 1 week ago

I'm short of words at the levels of abuses and injustices in this cowntry, nyika yaye mombe nama dhongi. And I can't help but wonder why my name is Tinashe, various Ishe vacho zvakadai zvichiitika...?
😡😠🤬



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