Zimbabwe: Teachers vow to continue strike over wages

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:21 am

Teachers in Zimbabwe vowed to proceed their strike towards the 40% increment in salaries of teachers, which they reflect onconsideration on under their actual needs, neighborhood media stated Monday.

“We are escalating our marketing campaign for higher salaries and allowances. We name upon all bona-fide individuals and sympathizers to join in the refrain of better salaries,” Pindula local website quoted a letter by means of Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) as reading.

“We have refused to acknowledge the 40% provide supposed to hoodwink us into believing that we have acquired an increase, nothing is further from fact than this,” ZIMTA said.

For its part, The Zimbabwe National Teachers Union (ZINATU), one of the teachers’ unions has reacted to pronounced threats of dismissal with the aid of Primary and Secondary Education Minister Cain Mathema, pronouncing they will now not be moved by using them, New Zimbabwe neighborhood website pronounced Monday.

The minister has reportedly stated that heaps of instructors are on equipped to replace those who have rejected to go lower back to work.

This got here as Welfare Minister Paul Mavima summoned unions for a meeting in the capital Harare Monday over the crisis between authorities and teachers.

“Give us a dwelling wage that will allow us to pay between $28,000 and $40,000 [Zimbabwean dollars] in boarding expenses which have been authorised by way of the Ministry,” ZINATU chief govt Manuel Nyawo was once quoted as saying in a statement.