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Teachers today took to the streets of the capital and marched from Zimta House to Causeway Building to protest against poor pay. The educators joined doctors who have been on strike for the past 27 days protesting against inadequate allowances and lack of essential drugs and equipment.
The teachers are demanding:
- 100% salary increment
- 75% increment on rural allowance
- 50% increment on housing, transport allowances
- safety of teachers in schools during elections
- restoration of vacation leave
The teachers have threatened to go on strike when schools open for the second term in May 2018 if their demands are not met by the government.