Teachers Join Nurses In Working Two Days A Week Until Govt Meets Salary Demands

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Education Unions and the Zimbabwe Nurses’ Association (ZiNA) have resolved to work two days a week until Government meets their demands.

In a meeting held today, education unions and ZiNA resolved they will not be able to attend to their normal duties for more than two days a week They want Government to pay salaries in US Dollars with effect from October 2018 and to pay the outstanding bonus component immediately.

Education unions that attended the meeting are Progressive Teachers Union (PTUZ), Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (TUZ), Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA), Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz), Zimbabwe Rural Teachers Union (ZRTU), Zimbabwe Democratic Teachers Union (ZDTU) and Zimbabwe National Teachers’ Union (ZINATU). Below is an executive summary of the meeting between education unions and ZiNA:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ON MEETING BETWEEN EDUCATION UNIONS AND ZINA

Whereas all teachers unions and ZINA met today in Harare and made this declaration:-

1 .a) We are in total solidarity with the Doctors and all medical personnel currently on job action:

b) We are in total disagreement with the Government’s subtle and open threats against them for embarking on legitimate job action:

c) We would like to strongly urge the Government to urgently address Doctor, demands because the non-availability of Doctors’ services is affecting all other services including health and education;

2. As the Education and Nursing Services Sectors. we have unanimously resolved with effect from this day, 3. January 2019, that;

a) Our incapacitated members will not be able to attend to their normal duties for more than two days a week

b) That our salaries be paid in US$ with effect from October 2018.

c) The outstanding bonus component be paid immediately.

d) If the Government harasses any of the Health and Education Services members, the concept of injure one injure all will immediately kick in.

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