CIO agents harassing ARTUZ officials ahead of 3 June job action.
Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ has recorded twelve cases of members of the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation, CIO, interrogating and harassing our members ahead of the 3rd of June job action.
Mashonaland West and Matabeleland South recorded eight cases between themselves, Midlands one, Mash Central two and Mashonaland East one.
The spy agents are targeting schools where our provincial and district leaders are resident. They proceed to invite our leaders for questioning which lasts for up to four hours.
The questions asked include how we are mobilizing, who is sponsoring and list of our members in each district. The interrogation is concluded with death threats if the person participates in the coming job action.
Our schools are no longer safe for ARTUZ members. They are living in fear of a State which is supposed to protect them.
Reiterates the call for safe schools wherein people with no business with the schooling ecosystem should be banned from schools;
Notes the paranoia that has gripped our government which is failing to resolve the economic crisis engulfing our nation;
Reminds the government of Zimbabwe that workers have a right to engage in job actions as guaranteed in section 65 of Zimbabwe’s constitution;
Announces the inevitability of 3rd of June 2019 job action if our demand for US dollar salaries is not met by then;
Pronounces our legal intention to sue the state for the gross human rights violations it is perpetrating against our membership.
ARTUZ INFORMATION DEPARTMENT.
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 ARTUZ
The Central Intelligence Organisation otherwise known as the CIO is an arm of the Zimbabwe security sector whose line of work is inherently classified. For a very long time the organisation and its operations have ignited public debate and fueled speculation. Read More About Central Intelligence Organisation