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Teachers Threaten To "Fight Back" If Govt Doesn't Pay Pre-October 2018 Salaries This Month

Teachers Threaten To

The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) has warned that teachers will “fight back” if the government does not pay them their pre-October 2018 salaries.

Public schools reopened on the 5th of September amid reports of teachers “going slow.” Said the union in a Twitter post:

The government should never assume that Unions have retreated from the fight for USD 540. We just gave them a long rope. We requested a USD 200 cushion & they ignored our call. September payday is coming, if the government doesn’t pay pre-October 2018 salaries workers will fight back!

Teachers and the rest of the public service, have been at loggerheads with the government since 2019 over salaries after the government decided to pay them in the local currency that was pegged at 1: 1 with the United States dollar.

Reintroduced in June 2019, the Zimbabwe dollar has constantly been losing value against the USD thereby eroding workers’ salaries.

On the other hand, the government has been taking time to review salaries, offering non-monetary benefits instead. Treasury says the government does not have enough foreign currency to pay its workforce.

Previously, the government responded to strikes by deploying the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to thwart the demos while some workers were suspended.

Poor salaries have resulted in the mass exodus of workers to neighbouring countries or overseas.

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39 Comments

Teach me Teacher 3 weeks ago

ARTUZ is again threatening to threaten the government.🤡🤡🤡


MK 3 weeks ago

Hapana Obert Masaraure is just grandstanding and politicking

True labour issues are taken to labour court or Concourt is if you exhaust all domestic remedies.

citizen 3 weeks ago

mukumbodiii kusiya basa racho pane kutinyaudza everytime


Morgan Zintec 3 weeks ago

Kkkkkk learned nonsense.When you went for training teachers were already complaining about poor salaries.Hazisi zvitsva izvi.

me 3 weeks ago

Siyaka iwe Uda ndisiye ndodii wasted time training for teaching.Ndipe Mari ndiTraine zvimwe plus fool I can't teach your child for free.

OG 3 weeks ago

Kkkkkk maTeacher tsvakai zvimwe zvokuita handichadi kunzwa nyaya dzenyu mune problem futi🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


I am in no mood to argue.. 3 weeks ago

Takatotsvaga kudhara maEKE unzai mari vabereki munyerere.

VS 3 weeks ago

Zvinengei zvimwe zvacho.We will make noise kusvika wasvotwa

Tintin 3 weeks ago

chiiko chamuri kumbonyanyo dzidzisa vana vedu zvamurikuda mazimari ose iwayo?


Zengeza 1 3 weeks ago

Waida mwana wako adzodziswei?Endesaka ku private school like St George's or Peterhouse kana uchida adzidze zvine musoro.Kuno kuMatapi Mbare tongodzidzisa zvinoenderana nemaSewage...kana zveZim dancehall..Zvana Fantan

Tintin 3 weeks ago

but in all fairness the money you are asking for is it realistic? isn't it realistic to negotiate for 300 to 350 dollars considering how evil the regime in power is?

ZN 3 weeks ago

We are teaching them government curriculum.

What NONSENSE is this? 3 weeks ago

Zimbabwe Teachers Unions & Membership
1. ZIMTA. 41 601
2. PTUZ. 14 175
3. TUZ. 2 833
4.ZRTU. 1359
5. ZDTU. 1 098
6. ARTUZ. 386
7. PEUZ. 77
8. ZINEU. 59
9. ZINATU. 50

One of the smallest ARTUZ is the noisiest!


@zuze 3 weeks ago

va3 the last time I checked there was 1 member only.

Zuze 3 weeks ago

Teachers 4ED 3

Da Truth 3 weeks ago

Zambia yakazvigona sei ????? Learn from Zambia .Benzi ndini rekutanfa na Machiavelli ,maparamuro ,to,chimboti pizza we celebrated when the lizard came onboard.


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Leave a comment 3 weeks ago

munhu abira dott phone ngaauye ndimutengere hwahwa like now ndiri mubhawa pastool iripa counter ndakapfeka worksuit nehelmet.


mdara Loli pop 3 weeks ago

uyo anozviti Tintin musa muteerere ngewe Zanu pf uyo. His brain is not flexible and neutral pama national issues. Anongo gwauta blindly without thinking first. Anozofunga ataura kare. Ndokusaka type dzakadai dzaitumwa kuno uraya vanhu dzichibvuma. Kumbozvibvunza kuti mangwana zvinozodii 🤔🤔dololo. Pamwe ku Zanu pf kwacho hapana kana chauri kudya futi?


CSC 3 weeks ago

Benzi ndoo rinovenga teacher.If you think teachers are nothing why don't you just keep your children at home?

Linville 3 weeks ago

bvepfepfe chairo.

⛈️⛈️⛈️ 3 weeks ago

mdara Loli pop munedzungu.makupa ma****s zvekutaura.

ED naAmai auxillia 3 weeks ago

welcome Tintin to the ruling party.nyika inovakwa nevene vayo.😂😂😂

Jack bawa 3 weeks ago

makuramba mumwe wenyu muCCC.regai party yenyu mdc yainosplitter sezvichaita CCC.mark my words.😂😂😂

CX 3 weeks ago

the Tintin i've been following papindula ndewe CCC.ndiwe uri kugwauta blindly.

Tintin 3 weeks ago

disagreeing with CCC does not make me zanu pf.uri ****.i am a CCC supporter that doesn't mean I support everything CCC advocates for.in every party even in America their factions.hauzive politics.

Pablo 3 weeks ago

Shame on you govment


Pablo 3 weeks ago

Shame on you govment


Billey 3 weeks ago

Mr ARTU, ndibvunzireyiwo Kuna hurumende wedu kt ko iya yatakashandira kuZIMSTAT as Enumareters neye kuZEC as Voter inspectors inoyuya riini Rtgs yacho....tanzva ndikumirira.

Linville 3 weeks ago

Tintin kugwauta blindly without thinking?you are new on pindula handiti?🙄🙄🙄


pamazoe ipapo 3 weeks ago

anombogwauta but kwete level rakuda kumusvitsa.kuti muzanu muCCC asuwa tsvangirai chete kkk.

Sir African 3 weeks ago

ARTUZ or any other organizations that purports to represent teachers or civil servants mislead them.These guys are activits who work for other organisations which have nothing to do with labour issues.

If indeed they were genuine labour leaders they would know that after exhausting domestic remedies, the final resort would be the labour court or Concourt.

How many years have they been barking,being a former civil servants I know they are playing political games which do not assist their membership. In 1995 we went on strike for solid two weeks until government gave in because we were lead by Han honest leadership that consulted us on every move that mattered then.


KK 3 weeks ago

ARTUZ, just like other civil service unions knows that it has no capacity for labour action .It has been playing thisvthreating game since it inception.

Obert and his friends are just playing mind games as they lead clues teacher to nowhere.In the mid 1990s civil servants took government head on after it threatened to take away our bonus and threatened not to increase our pay.For two solid weeks we camped at Africa unity square and refuse to report for duty until Mariyawanda Nzuwa have in.
The current labour readership is just a bunch of clueless politics activists that is only interested in theatretics


Me 3 weeks ago

Hapana ,the leader us playing politics.

If he knew the law any disagreement would have been taken either to labour Court or Concourt for determination. He just a clown.


Chasura 3 weeks ago

Gare gare tomwa hedu tiri kuma terrace


TUZ 3 weeks ago

Dofo ndoo rinovenga Teacher.If you think teachers are nothing why are you sending your children to them?Kungoda kusvora nekusvotesa nhando.


Nero's Twin 3 weeks ago

Well... well... well...

The same ol' ring-a-ring-of-roses

I wonder when the "literate" Zimbabweans will be "intelligent" and realise that the enemy is the forex parallel market. Realise that ALL PARTIES are silent on the forex parallel market.
It doesn't matter what minister of finance or minister of labor or the governor of reserve bank decide. As long as the governor of the forex parallel market and his ministers don't agree it's a curried air pie. Who ever control the parallel rate has a grudge with civil servants. He always wants them begging.

The big question is why has this elephant in the room never been an election issue? It's wierd how no party is fighting this ill yet it's affecting all and sundry. Who is benefiting from those parallel market because God's people are crying and no one is listening!


Atruz 3 weeks ago

ko madii kungosiya monyatsoita zve politics direct nhy varairidzi


Dubs 3 weeks ago

Is 'kusiya basa' a solution to a national problem. If all the teachers quit what are then what. @citizen please think before you post your comments.


Sorojena 3 weeks ago

I think 🤔 teachers should take a cool stance this time, all their anger should be channeled on the ballot box. Zvia zvekuti free education is a power hungry lie. As teachers you should start campaigning for change



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