ZIMTA Tells Members Not To Let Govt Intimidate Them Over Strike Action

The Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) has advised the government to stop intimidating teachers who embarked on a strike on Monday (yesterday) citing poor working conditions.

The two largest teachers’ unions in Zimbabwe, ZIMTA and the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) joined hands and issued a joint statement last Thursday, calling for the strike.

Introducing the Pindula News Mobil App
Download from Google Play Store

Some teachers turned up for duty because they were afraid of being fired. A Harare teacher who spoke to NewZimbabwe.com on condition of anonymity said:

You may recall that, at one point, nurses were fired and recently government attempted to sack all doctors had it not been of their unity. So, we have no choice except to turn up for duty.

ZIMTA president Richard Gundani revealed that he was aware that the government may resort to arm-twisting striking teachers but he warned that his union will respond in kind. Said Gundani:

We are aware of the fact that government has been registering unemployed teachers, but our members must not be intimidated by such moves because we actually called for it.

However, if that happens then we will be left with no choice except to respond accordingly.

More: NewZimbabwe.com

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe

The 'Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) is a trade union representing over 15,000 teachers and lecturers in state and private schools and colleges. The formation of the PTUZ is a direct reaction to the unfulfilled promises communicated to the masses by Zimbabwe’s liberation movements... Read More About Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe

Join WhatsApp & Telegram News Groups:

WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GQskq2munmbLht1yyWzKdO

Telegram Group: https://t.me/pindula

Back to top

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Share Full Post

Nyaradzo logo

RSS Recent Profiles Created

Satisfaction survey
How likely is it that you would recommend Pindula News to a friend or colleague?
SuggestionsHow can we improve?
You have already submitted your feedback. If you would like to add more feedback please write us on hello@pindula.com.
ZIMTA Tells Members Not To Let Govt Intimidate Them Over Strike Action