03 July 2020
Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) today held a massive protest at Highglen District offices. The teachers were drawn from Harare peri-urban areas and farming communities in Mashonaland West and East districts over 150 teachers protested outside the offices calling for implementation of the 2012 collective bargaining agreement which provided for a US$520.00 basic salary for the least paid teacher.
The government has eroded this salary by inconsistent fiscal and monetary policies which has seen teachers earn less than US$25.00 per month. Teachers also rejected the US$75.00 allowance for three months as a fallacy and 50% nominal salary increment in RTGS. As ARTUZ we reinstate that the fight for emancipation of teachers and US$ salary is urgent.It must be implemented urgently as the economy has already dollarised amid failed government policies.
We will continue demonstrating the whole country upholding section 59 of the constitution of Zimbabwe. Nobody will stop our rhythmic demostrations.Aluta!!#NoUS$520SalaryMoreDemos#US$520SalaryNoDemos
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