The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), says the move taken by the government to deduct from the leave days of teachers who took part in a week-long strike in January is in an attack on the educators.
PTUZ secretary general Raymond Majongwe had this to say:
Once again the government is bracing to launch an attack on teachers. The Apex Council gave a strike notice. We’re surprised the government is saying notice was not given.
Punishing these suffering teachers will negatively affect service delivery. The PTUZ position on this is very clear. The government is doing a public kangaroo hearing.
There’s what’s called due process. Instead of writing these statements, they should be discussing serious issues with unions. This they will never win. Teachers are not soldiers.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the Public Service Commission said:
The PSC has noted isolated cases of abscondment by about 10,200 teachers for durations ranging from one to four days between 5 and 8 February 2019. The PSC would like to advise all those who were absent from work without authority that deductions from their leave days using the principle of ‘no work, no pay’ will be affected.
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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
Raymond Majongwe is the Secretary-General of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ). Read More About Raymond Majongwe
The Public Service Commission (PSC) is an arm of the Executive, created in terms of Section 202 of the Constitution of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Section 203 provides for the functions of the Commission including the appointment of qualified and competent persons to hold posts... Read More About Public Service Commission