The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) has insisted that learning is not taking place in schools until their concerns are addressed.
They say threats from their employer & the backtracking of some Unions didn’t change anything.
Meanwhile, the United Kingdom government is currently employing teachers from overseas.
“We still call upon gvt to genuinely trs & find common ground. Our humble demand is the restoration of pre October 2018 salaries,” says ARTUZ.
The teachers in Zimbabwe are fighting to be paid US$540 instead of essentially US$100 a month.
They say the government may have taken back the suspension of 135,000 of Zimbabwe’s 140,000 teachers, but without agreeing to a pay increase, the problem still remains.