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ZCTU Demands Govt Reverse Suspension Of Striking Teachers

ZCTU Demands Govt Reverse Suspension Of Striking Teachers

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says it has noted with concern the move by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to suspend striking workers for three months without pay for demanding a living wage.

ZCTU secretary-general Japhet Moyo has demanded that the Government reverse the suspension of the teachers, saying the move violates the laws of the country. He said:

What is more worrying is for a government that just wakes up and suspends workers without following due processes.

The laws of this country are very clear and of all institutions, the Government ought to know better.

We strongly condemn such a knee-jerk approach to a national crisis. It is not a secret that workers are suffering from the economic hardships spurred by the ever devaluing Zimbabwean dollar.

The devaluation of salaries was a result of government policy through the promulgation of SI 33 of 2019 that distorted wages and the government must, through the proper channels, address its mistakes and restore the value of wages and salaries.

Moyo expressed the ZCTU’s full support for the teachers saying that they are fighting a genuine cause.

He accused the Government of downgrading the teaching profession from a once “noble profession” and the envy of many to a “laughingstock”. Added Moyo:

Teachers used to be venerated in society but now have become the laughing stock of the community. We need to restore the dignity of both the teachers and the classroom.

We roundly condemn the government for suspending the striking teacher and demand civility in dealing with such issues as well as reverse such pronouncements without prejudice to teachers.

The government should also respect workers’ rights to freedom of expression, collective bargaining processes as well as social dialogue.

ZCTU reiterated its call for the government and all employers to pay a living wage and other benefits in United States Dollars.

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12 Comments

Teacher's Voice 3 months ago

Fellow teachers and Citizens. Don't stress about those so-called suspensions. ED was not suspended, but fired from ZANU-PF. He's now "president".


pqtri pqtri patriotic 3 months ago

yes it is going to rule forever as you claim but vana venyu nemutoriro achava marombe asinafundo muchinyeperwa zvema sanctions


ZANU MAN 3 months ago

Zanu pf is going to rule for ever


Chapwititi Kestombela 3 months ago

ZANU-PF yaitombovawo opposition munguva yaSmith saka gara hako pasi. Irikuzoita opposition again come 2023 nekuti 42 years of failure haisi kids game kaa 🤔

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

AFTER COMPLETING MY SUB B STANDARD IN 1963 THIS BUSH LAWYER JOINED THE ATTRACTIVE PROFESSION OF TEACHING THEN. TODAY THE TEACHING PROFESSION CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS "A LAUGHINGSTOCK".

OUT GOVERNMENT IS OFFSIDE. IT MUST MEND ITS WAYS OF DEALING WITH LABOUR ISSUES. IT MUST NOT APPLY CARROT AND STICK TACTICS IN LABOUR ISSUES.

BY THE WAY COLLEAGUES, DO WE STILL HAVE APEX COUNCIL ? IF WE STILL HAVE IT, WHERE IS IT STANDING ON THE SUSPENSION OF TEACHERS.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Mudzidzisi 3 months ago

With all due respect, Bush lawyer hakuna chinhu chainzi Sub B Standard. Also no one became a teacher after obtaining the bush qualifications you are portraying. One could only become a teacher after completing minimum Standard 6.

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Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 months ago

Industry needs US$ salaries also, we manufacturer products that are sold in US$ then employers burn US$ to get Rtgs$ for salaries...


vampire 3 months ago

chaora chinhu ichi 2023 ngaapinde hake mukomana


Sponono 3 months ago

Zanu pf ichatonga kusvika ma donkey amera nyanga .. Chigaro ndechenyu baba mnangagwa 2023 pfee


vampire 3 months ago

Khakhistocracy

Chapwititi Kestombela 3 months ago

I see fireworks here, all workers joining teachers in demanding a living wage. The so called new dispensation or deception I filled with chefs that boast of their children learning outside the country. Let's push for an honest approach to this crisis as a country. No to slave wages!!!
CHAORA CHINHU ICHI


Ginious 3 months ago

Mmmm zvinhu ngazvigadziriswe izvi.soon everyone will join the teachers and it will be totally chaos.


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