Zimbabwe News

Teachers demo date clashes with ZIMSEC October exams

Teachers demo date clashes with ZIMSEC October exams. The date clashes with the start of the Zimsec October – November examination leaving the sitting of examinations in doubt. The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) has announced that a national strike has been called for the 14th of October.

Artuz is demanding a fair living wage that is equivalent to the United States Dollar interbank rate. Currently, teachers are paid a salary of less than USD$100.

In a statement, ARTUZ said, “The 14 October job action is protected by the law. We feel duty-bound to defend our salaries within the confines of the law. We, therefore, urge all teachers to join this job action which is protected by the laws of the country.”

Zimsec Students

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe leader Raymond Majongwe said the government seems not willing to engage the workers.

 

“Our demand to be paid in USD or the equivalent at the interbank rate still stands. Teachers out there are demanding that we join the Doctors in demanding for a living wage. Government is not even keen to engage its workers. The pressure is building.”

Source – Zim Eye

In other news – Rumour: Robert Mugabe had a secret family

Rumour: Robert Mugabe had a secret family. Mugabe fathered the late Nhamodzenyika with his late first wife Sally and went on to father three other children with former first lady, Grace, namely Bona, Robert Jnr and Bellarmine Chatunga.

Mugabe and secret family

The Death of former President Robert Mugabe has opened a can of worms on his personal life after it emerged that he has a secret love child sired out of wedlock during the… continue reading.

Back to top button