Great Zim varsity staff down tools

MASVINGO - Workers at Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) have embarked on a strike over their unpaid February salaries.

They are also demanding last year’s 13th cheque.

The workers, who included lecturers and non-teaching staff, commenced the job action on Monday.

They  have since passed a resolution to stay at home until the university pays them their salaries and outstanding bonuses.

Jabulani Denhere, GZU workers union president, said: “Workers have not been paid their February salaries as well as their 2014 end of year bonus.

“Because of this, workers are incapacitated and cannot come to work. The workers have agreed to stay at home until they get their money so they can be able to report for duty.”

The job action has left students at the university stranded. Lectures have been called off.

Workers said they were disgruntled by the GZU vice chancellor, Rungano Zvogbo and his administration for ignoring their plight.

“We do not understand what’s going on here,” said one worker who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“How can the university prioritise buying buildings in the city to turn into learning rooms while the workers are not being paid?”

Zvogbo declined to comment.

Comments (18)

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mamoyo - 11 March 2015

Pay them like what Biti used to do!!!

Tsikwela - 11 March 2015

There is no money mates...diplomats are starving overseas, civil servants are selling tomatoes and airtime to make ends meet. I am off to the far east to met up with my wife...we speak later when I come back!!!!

Garikayi - 11 March 2015

The Gukurahundi likes to plead poverty. But please tell me; where is Shona Gukurahundi Mugabe getting money for his never ending foreign trips, two months holidays and hospitalisation in foreign hospitals? How come money is always available when it comes to him and his family?

Phunyukabemphethe - 11 March 2015

there is massive corruption and nepotism at gzu.zvobgo is creating a n empire by employing his relatives.he is siphoning students funds by overpricing buildings he is buying.buying buildings is government resposibility not his.there must be staff audit and audit of those being given contracts.university yava ye nyajena,chitandos,wekushurugwi ne hama dzevakadzi

martha - 11 March 2015

kkkk,ndizvo zvaari ma universities aya,nekuno Byo vodya paukama hwavo maN

sinyoro - 12 March 2015

Ko apindwa neyi mukuru uyu zvaanga angotanga zvakanaka,kkkk chenjera kuita sechembere iya yokwaChivi yakazodhodlora hari nokramba ichingovuzwa,be a true academic ,employ competent people not just relatives kkkk hezvoko bwaaaa

sinyoro - 12 March 2015

kkkk,ndizvo zvaari ma universities aya,nekuno Byo vodya paukama hwavo maNdebele ,kkkk zvakaoma hazvo

sinyoro - 12 March 2015

my best friend's ex-wife makes $63 /hr on the laptop . She has been unemployed for ten months but last month her check was $19437 just working on the laptop for a few hours. go to the website .for work detail go to tech tab..... ====> www.goo.gl/4bDbql

morkal - 12 March 2015

also e same at chinhoyi university

kanganyimo - 12 March 2015

its the same in all state universities, we are being ill teated and theres no communication

madube - 13 March 2015

zvobgo like the brother is nepotistic and corrupt.he has employed his relatives .akadana hama akati uyai tidye.girlfriends l;ike the registrar,naidoo and others where invited to take posts.vana chinyemba relatives to the former and current wife were offerd high posts not on the basis of merit.we urge the president and his vices to carry a staff audit and establish where theses people come from.vana vema revrends echurch yababa vake,nevaifudza mombe dzababa were given jobs without following the correct procidures.lectures are not going on contact and sabbatical.money for international conferences is only allocated to his relatives.right now when other lecturers are languishing he is away with wife on a conference on holiday and foreign trips which are used to milk out funds from the university. buildings are bought at infated prices and with kickbacks.his strategy is buy at an inflated price,renovate,oputsa,ozorinovheta. then invites the minister or president claiming that the building is worthy millions mari inenge yapinda nevanopihwa. ma contracta vanova hama dzake,matindikes ne anoramba achipihwa cotract yokuvaka .contacts are also given to people he knows from gweru or zvishavane.the man is so arrogant,a liar and unapproachable.he uses students money to buy newspapers so that they do not critique his deals.money is being siphoned though relatives given contacts and kickbacks.the wife given the post of director was never interviewd.she is treated like a first lady,

godfrey - 14 March 2015

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