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.