The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has welcomed Cabinet’s decision to defer the reopening of schools following a spike in coronavirus cases in the past few weeks.
The government had planned a phased approach to the reopening of schools starting from the 28th of this month with the examination classes resuming lessons first.
In a statement on Tuesday, PTUZ president Takavafira Zhou vowed that teachers will continue pushing for the restoration of their October 2018 salaries. Zhou said:
Our Resistance has yielded Results. No guarantee to our safety, health and welfare, no opening of schools.
Shame to some yellow unions who were criticising us. The government must never in future ignore professional advice. To the cowards who were irrigating their pants ready to open schools on 28 July, shame on you.
Our demand for restoration of October 2018 salaries for teachers still remain and must be addressed as a matter of urgency.