The Progressive Teachers’ Union (PTUZ) and the Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) have urged their members to stay at home ahead of a planed industrial action starting tomorrow.
The two unions have also urged teachers not to be intimidated by the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) or the police. We publish the statement below:
PTUZ and Zimta issued a joint statement last Thursday stating their intention to go on strike starting tomorrow (5 February). They accused the government of failing to resolve their grievances after giving it ample time to do so. They rejected out of hand what they consider meagre salary adjustment and cushioning allowance. They termed it ‘a slap in the face’.