Progressive Teachers Union Of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), secretary general Mr Raymond Majongwe says their union will only report for duty, two or three days per week since the government is not listening to their demands.
”Sangano redu ragadzirira kushanda mazuva matatu kana maviri chete pasvondo kusvika zvichemo zvedu zvagadziriswa.” Majongwe said in an interview.
He added that teachers unions will have a meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa considering their pleas.
”As the teachers unions we want to have a meeting with President Mnangagwa.” He said.
Teachers unions are demanding a salary increase of between $USD520 and $USD 550 which they were receiving in 2018 before the government reintroduced the local currency.
Meanwhile, the government threatened to revoke salaries for teachers who are not reporting for duty.
Public Service Minister, Paul Mavima once said the government will not hesitate to implement a ”no-work-no salary’ principle, but at the moment it was still committed to negotiations with civil servants for an amicable solution.
Some government schools in Harare are already operating three days per week with teachers and students rotating in order to curb the spread of the Covid- 19 pandemic.