Teachers Should Not Pay School Fees: Union Appeals To Govt

Teachers union, the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, has called on the government to waive school fees for dependents of teachers. The PTUZ is arguing that employees in other sectors do not get charged for a service that they offer and gave an example of workers of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) whom they said do not pay for their electricity. (PTUZ) President Takavafira Zhou told New Zimbabwe,

PTUZ urges (the) government to seriously consider non-payment of fees by teachers for a service they offer Those working at ZESA do not pay electricity yet teachers pay for a service they offer and are paid peanuts…We urge teachers to unite across the union divide under the umbrella of FOZEU and galvanise all teachers in clamouring for better salaries and conditions of service.

More: New Zimbabwe


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