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Chitungwiza Parents Endorse Teacher Incapacitation

25-01-2020 Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) today held a successful community meeting with Chitungwiza parents who acknowledged that teachers are incapacitated to report for work. Key to the discussions was identification of teacher/parent conflict of interest. Though parents clearly outlined that their main point of interest is accessibility of quality education by their […]

Midlands’ Schools targeting ARTUZ members

26-01-2020 Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ is irked by the barbaric conduct of some school administrators in the Midlands province who are victimizing our members. The misguided school authorities are becoming law unto themselves, disregarding human rights of teachers and inciting communities to victimize our members. The most recent case of Mr Manzungu, […]

Salary increment not a solution.

27-01-2020 Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ has been following the purported salary negotiations being championed by the discredited and illegal APEX Council at the equally bogus National Joint Negotiating Council, (NJNC). We reiterate our unadulterated principled viewpoint that Statutory Instrument 141 of 1997 which establishes the NJNC is ultra-vires to section 65 of […]

ARTUZ 2020 Congress Resolutions.

ARTUZ National 2020 Congress Resolutions 11-01-2020 The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ convened its inaugural National Congress from 8 to 10 January 2020 in Mkoba, Gweru. The Congress was initially dubbed second congress but delegates resolved that the 2014 meeting was a formation gathering which did not have enough delegates to meet the […]

A Chaotic Schools Opening Week

Saturday 18 January 2020 The first week of 2020 schools term one was marred with chaos in schools. We saw more than 65 000 unionised and unUnionised teachers failing to report for duty after the government failed to heed their calls for a living wage. Teachers shot down the government’s 97% offer and the cushioning […]

2020 year of protecting and expanding our commons

The government of Zimbabwe has embarked on a spirited offensive aimed at destroying all the commons in Zimbabwe. They have destroyed healthcare, halted water supply, switched of electricity and are now destroying our once enviable education system. We have a government showing ordinary citizens the middle finger, we have no other option but to unite […]