TEACHERS TO PRESS AHEAD WITH STRIKE
Written by Panashe Madzinga on May 1, 2018
Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) has vowed to continue with their plan of embarking on industrial action at the beginning of second term, despite government warning them against the strike.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister Paul Mavhima on Sunday said schools will open as usual, and government will engage the teachers association on the welfare of teachers using legal channels.
In a press statement, the teachers’ lobby group said workers in the education sector will not be intimidated by government’s threats but will instead exercise their constitutional rights if their concerns are not addressed.
Teachers threatened to strike with effect from second term which is commencing next week, on calls of better working conditions and salary increment.