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"Teachers Reduced Into Mourning On Payday" - PTUZ President

The president of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), Dr Takavafira Zhou has urged the government to address the plight of teachers whom he said have been reduced to mourning on payday.

In a statement seen by Pindula News this Tuesday, Zhou said in addition to the fact that teachers’ salaries are not enough, there are delays in paying them. He said:

Today, a day teachers should have been visiting banks and accessing their pay, they have been reduced into national mourning. The majority of teachers have suffered heavy deductions and their bank balances indicate salaries ranging from $360 to $10,000. Worse still teachers have not been timeously receiving their payslips for the past two months and they are left wondering what these heavy deductions are emanating from.

Is it coming from loan sharks trying to recover their money following govt ban of loans, is it deductions from February incapacitation, is it an increase of funeral policies and medical aid services, is it from the one-armed banditry Gems deduction etc, teachers wonder?

Whatever it may be emanating from, there is no doubt that teachers are taken for a ride, and must collectively act together to end this insult and assault on their livelihoods.

There is an urgent need for individual teachers to visit the nearest SSB sub-offices for an explanation, and convey that to their respective Unions. We also urge SSB and the line Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to timeously provide teachers with their payslips.

It is imperative for teacher unions to meet urgently and chat a way forward, more so in light of the inundation of Union offices by teachers with complaints and flooding of the Union district, provincial and national chat groups with complaints.

This assault on teachers’ pay comes at a critical juncture govt has continued to unilaterally deduct GEMs money from teachers who have long opted out, and teachers are struggling to pay exorbitant school fees and exam fees. Worse still govt promise to assist teachers to pay school fees for their children is proving to be elusive and evasive. Teachers are their own liberators from slave wages and assault on their livelihoods.


Dr Takavafira M. Zhou, PTUZ President

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Faction X 1 month ago

Since 2000 teachers have never appeared Jubilant on the news vachifaravo. When do they need to realise that they need a new leader???

straight 1 month ago

Chokwadi vana Havasi kudzidza but varidzi vevana vari zii zvavo Muchaaona maresults acho.Vabereki Mirai pamwe javadzidzisi

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

ZANU dai yambomira, izvezvi mateacher haachatonyatsodzidzise nenyaya yekutsamwira pay. Vana voita sei😕

g 1 month ago

not only teachers but all civil servants are suffering. dira Hako rizare pa 2023 ipapo

nono 1 month ago

ko surplus inogaroimbwa kuti iripo irikuita basa rei nhaiwe Mutuvi n'uve

💎💎 1 month ago

Vachiri kudarikidza madays zvichirinani. kwasara kungoenda kubasa pasina chinobuda. uye medical, funeral policy and so on vachatogwirana kamari ikako kagopera kese. pachaitwa atanga atanga. zvakaoma hazvo

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Asalif 1 month ago

uuuuuummm what the government is doing is not good we the parents and our children will be the receiving end , those fees we pay , uniforms , lunch box , transport the child gets out with nothing because the teacher will stage a sit in

eny 1 month ago

goverment must do something for teachers pliz its not fair wat ED n his crew doing dats bad
Vote for CCC #2023

Ginious 1 month ago

mmmm nezvizvi CCC inohwina chete.Maticha budai mumaUnion ayo hagone kukumirirai ,they are of no help

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