Teachers Threaten To Strike As Schools Prepare To Open

Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) says they are ready to go back to work as long as their salaries are increased.

In an interview, PTUZ secretary general, Mr Raymond Majongwe said government should improve teachers welfare.

‘’We are ready to go back to work and do our duty. However , weather teachers nor learners open schools at the same time will depend on the government and government and its demonstrable commitment to the improvement of our warlfare.’’ He said.

Teachers Unions have threatened to strike over an unfulfilled promise of a pay increase that would restore them to October 2018 salary levels of USD $520.

Zimbabwe on Monday eased a coronavirus lock down and overnight curfew imposed in January by allowing business to fully re-open after the rate of new infections slowed in the last two weeks.

Infections in Zimbabwe spiked in January, forcing government to close schools and limit movement of people. Schools, which closed mid December, had not re-opened for the first term.

Zimbabwe last month began Covid-19 vaccinations after receiving a donation of 200,000 doses from China National Pharmacentical Group, (Sinophram).


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