Teachers Threaten To Picket PSC Offices Countrywide

The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) says it will protest at Public Service Commission district offices countrywide to force it to reverse the decision to deduct leave days from its members who went on strike last month.

ARTUZ made the resolution at its national executive council (NEC) meeting held in Chitungwiza at the weekend.

ARTUZ president Obert Masaraure had this to say:

We agreed with the PSC to have the position on leave days that were deducted on 10 200 teachers, who participated in our past job action, to be reversed by March 4.

Now that the PSC has failed to meet that deadline, we are going to protest at their district offices countrywide, starting on a date to be advised very soon. That was the resolution made at the March 10 NEC meeting of Artuz.

The teachers’ threat to demonstrate comes as senior doctors at Parirenyatwa Hospital downed tools in protest against poor working conditions.

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Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of ZimbabweObert MasaraurePublic Service Commission

The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ), formerly Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, is a teachers' trade union focused on the needs of teachers employed in the rural areas in Zimbabwe. It was founded in 2009 and launched officially in Harare on the 12th... Read More About Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe

Obert Masarause is an educator, activist and trade union leader in Zimbabwe. He is the current president of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe. He has been arrested several times while organising for the rights of rural teachers. In January 2019, following the ARTUZ... Read More About Obert Masaraure

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

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