The government on Thursday warned striking teachers that their salaries will be deducted for not repoerting for duty.
Teachers’ unions called for a nationwide strike starting on Febraury 5. On Thursday, the PTUZ and ZIMTA issued a joint statement where they called on their members to intensify the strike on Febraury 8.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman, Dr Vincent Hungwe said:
The commission has been made aware of isolated cases of abscondment by a minority of teachers at specific schools across some districts and provinces of the country.
Accordingly and in keeping with the applicable regulations, the commission advises members that unauthorised non-attendance at workstations will result in corresponding deductions from the salaries of the offending individuals on the basis of the principle “No Work, No pay.
Incidents in any form of intimidation or coercion to withdraw labour should be reported to law enforcement authorities.