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Teachers Give Government A One-week Ultimatum To Address Their Salary Grievances

Teachers Give Government A One-week Ultimatum To Address Their Salary Grievances

Teachers have given the government a one-week ultimatum to address their salary grievances or face a crippling strike action beginning June 1.

This comes as Civil servants under the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU) are this Friday set to march against the government’s continued reluctance to pay them in United States dollars.

NewsDay reports that a letter which was handed to the government on Tuesday by the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) says the educators were tired of unfulfilled promises.

ARTUZ which is led by Obert Masararure said failure to comply with their demand for United States dollar salaries and improved working conditions would force them to embark on a collective job action as provided for under section 65(3) of the Constitution.

Masaraure told NewsDay in an interview on Wednesday:

We are determined for an industrial action, unless our grievances are addressed, and we officially handed our letter to government on Tuesday.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) president Takavafira Zhou pledged unity with Artuz. He said:

Our belief is that we need to be united as teachers and approach the government as a united front. If nothing happens, we are also going on industrial action as we are not happy with the deductions on teachers’ payslips. We are under-paid.

PTUZ secretary-general Raymond Majongwe echoed Zhou’s sentiments adding that they will embark on industrial action this June if their grievances are not met.

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube last week told Parliament that a salary demand of US$540 by teachers was misleading, saying the educators used to earn half of the amount in 2018.

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8 Comments

Tkt 1 month ago

Problem with Teachers is you end up movhunduka kungonzi hey, ko motyei mese mese kungodzingwa movhura tuma unregistered private xuls twenyu?
Dzingwai mese munyenge rerwe haikona kudzoka shu re kana matanga mutambo uyu!
If it worked in 2007-8 zvotadza nei nhasi?


nxaaa 1 month ago

Tinoenda tichiti tiri kuenderei tibatsireiwo tizive


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Munhu wese mustreet mangwana


**** 1 month ago

enda iwewe

Ehee 1 month ago

Mangwana demo vana vevhu, munhu wese ngatibatanei tigadzirise nyika yedu. Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo.
#EDNgaaende
#ZimbabweanLivesMatter


The Adjudicator 1 month ago

Famba hako teacher.Life under this looting cartel has taught yu lessons.Yo vote is yo freedom.
Lets thieves stay at their respective places which is jail to save our country.
They think the PATRIOTIC BILL is to counter the opposition bt surely it wl soon catch up with these unpatriotic looters who always bend the law to protect their loot.
Nyika inovurawa nemhavha dzayo
RATIDZIRA mudzidzisi upuwe chingwa chevana vako.


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Cobra King. 1 month ago

Mateacher muchafa nenhamo. You don't vote also. Now muri busy kutsvaga bass kuZEC uko where you want to be a polling officer. Siya ZEC tivhote tese imimi madununu teachers nxaa


teacher 1 month ago

msoro bhangu...ndosaka wakabuda ne Shona chete pa grade 7 nepa O level.. education is key. A teacher is not an ordinary person, a person who imparts knowledge on someone is not ordinary...respect that person....musada kupindwa ne politics, Ivo ma politicians vachidzidzisa vana vavo abroad kunyika dzinokoshesa teacher nebasa raanoita pavanhu..don't be fooled by Zanu mind of undermining and under rating teachers...wake up...ndosaka u named yourself kuti Cobra, u don't think you serpent


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