Rural Teachers Demand USD Salaries. Give Government 14 Days Notice

The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) has given government 14 days notice of a strike. The Daily News reports that the two organisations have promised the job action if government fails to open fresh discussions mainly on salaries being paid in US dollars.

ARTUZ organisation’s secretary-general Robson Chere said in a letter addressed to Civil Service Commission on Friday:

The aforementioned union submitted a letter as a reminder of our salaries to be pegged in United States dollars. The letter was submitted to your office on the 15th of April 2019.

Since then you have not responded to our grievances. Under the circumstances of your non-committal conduct, we hereby give you a (14 days) notice of industrial action in terms of the laws of Zimbabwe.

ARTUZ has been active in a fight for the livelihoods of rural teachers in recent years. The organisation reportedly has over 5,000 members.

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Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of ZimbabweCivil Service CommissionRobson Chere

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

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 Civil Service Commission

Robson Chere is an educator, activist and trade unionist. He is the current National Secretary General of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe. He is a science teacher at Acturus High School where he also doubles as the soccer coach. Read More About Robson Chere

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