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Teachers Union Say US$25 Pay Rise Is "A Joke"

Teachers Union Say US$25 Pay Rise Is

The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has scoffed at the US$25 increment to public sector workers’ allowances by the government, describing it as too little.

On Tuesday, the government and public sector unions met under the National Joint Negotiating Forum where the new offer was tabled. 

Posting on Twitter on Tuesday, PTUZ said the paltry increment will lead to industrial action by teachers. It said:

The govt, as usual, thinks it’s all a joke. An increment of only $25 when service providers have already wiped out more than that, really?

It would seem that govt is pushing teachers towards real action. It’s a dog’s breakfast.

In a letter updating public sector workers on Tuesday on the outcome of the NJNC, Apex Council chairperson Cecelia Alexander said the wage increase is with effect from 1 September 2022. She wrote:

The employer offered an increase of 25 % on the USD100 to make USD125 and maintained the USD75 Covid allowances to make the total USD package USD200 with effect from the 1st of September 2022.

The workers acknowledged the increase but chose to wait for specific modalities on how this is going to be implemented.

The employer did not offer or table any increase on the ZWL salary and the workers demanded that this be also reviewed without fail.

In the end, the government side asked for time out to consult.

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23 Comments

xxx 4 months ago

mateacher dzidzisai mafomu 4 nema6 : ma me mi mo mu movaudza kuti ndozvirikuuya muexam yenyu


Sabhuku 4 months ago

ma me mi kkkkkk haaah hurumende ine kaku sizer big tym, kunyepera kudzungaira kupa anhu akuru maputi apo ma senator ma minister ane ma allowance of over USD 10,000 pm.

MuPfungwe Chaiye 4 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Ichi chandizorodza ichi. Unenge wavagadzirira size

Chief inspector 4 months ago

The very moment you stepped out of that meeting you acknowledge that you can indeed be f.u.cked with. Apa kumba mhuri iri kufa nenzara iyaiya ye rtgs haina kuchinja. Change money akatokumirirai


nyongorosi 4 months ago

that's true it's a joke


Quantum Theory 4 months ago

I have an ask.How much are the teachers in private colleges paid?


King Kudzai 4 months ago

There's no average salary for private teachers.Let me use Harare as an example, If you are from Harare. A teacher from Herentals is different from one in Tynwald but these two dont get anywhere near Heritage,Chisipite Girls or St Johns.

Quantum Theory 4 months ago

@Mambo Kudzai
You can still give figures for schools that you know.

logic 4 months ago

26September strike.... keep on fighting.... otherwise ndimi muno suffer


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Gwedu 4 months ago

Mthuli so !!


Doug 4 months ago

It is not a pay rise, but a rise to allowances. Allowances are not Permanent and can be revoked at any time, even without explanation.


kkk 4 months ago

Zanu yawora please chigunwe mudenga


pk 4 months ago

chingobudayi chibasa ichi. takambochiitawo tikachisiya taona kuti hachibhadhare.

plus civil servants haasi mateacher chete. sei murimi moga muri vocal. chiitayi zvinobhadhare


reply 4 months ago

We are vocal because teaching someone to read and write is no joke plus we know what we are worthy we deserve to buy cars and houses and to dress professionally.Should I dress like a drug addict and teach your child???
why we are vocal??? Because others have been silenced...can a soldier say something???Can a policeman utter a word ivo vari under discipline

Nyamuteyi Takateya 4 months ago

**** une inda @pk

Zvivharo Hazvivharane 4 months ago

Problem iwe @pk wakarerwa naMakumbi saka aizama mishonga yese zvinova zvakaita kuti pfungwa dzako dzigare dzichibatwa nechiveva .... Unosvodesa vedzinza rekwako pose paunoshama kutaura

mushurugwi 4 months ago

chagara hachibhadhare chibasa chenyu

Doug 4 months ago

While we see the teacher struggle to make ends meet, which drains him/her emotionally and physically, we forget that it is our children and grandchildren who are going to live a life worse than of the presently struggling teacher.


Sorojena 4 months ago

Govt has failed the teachers and the civil service at large. I feel that teachers should run their own affairs and get paid from the school fees paid by students. Instead of paying the useless govt the fees should pay teachers like what is done in the police force where they retain a certain amount paid through fines.

chokwadi chinorwadza 4 months ago

Ha ha ha chamusingazivi vanhu vemuno ndechekuti kana education ikafa newevo vapera Uchazvara,kana kuti unaye mwana or mzukuru anoda teacher. Vabereki betserai vadzidzisi kuti vapiwe Mari nehurumende kwete kusveta Vabereki vari kuttamburawo nemari dzemaextra lessons


mushurugwi 4 months ago

kana musisadi basa regayika ..pane kungotaura everytym nezve strike


Teacher wemwana wako 4 months ago

If are not a teacher stop posting negative comments tsvaga mari yako kwauri wakanyarara dai tese tiri maMinister nyika yacho yaifamba here?


changu 4 months ago

Go please have mercy



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