just in ... Teachers to embark on 275km march for US dollar salaries

HARARE - Rural teachers are set to embark on a 250 km march from Mutare to Harare in a protest to demand salaries in United States Dollars and demanding higher bonus payment.

In a letter to Finance minister Mthuli Ncube, Amalgamated Teachers Union of Zimbabwe secretary general Robson Chere said they are going to walk for a staggering 10 days from December 9 to 19 from the eastern city to the capital Harare.

"In terms of section 59 of the Constitution , teachers are going to march demanding that their salaries be paid in US dollars and that their bonuses be paid in full. Teacher's salaries are being paid in RTGS, contrary to the 2012 negotiated agreement that salaries would be paid in United States dollars."

Chere said the teachers will camp at the ministry's offices until their issues are addressed.

“The teachers will camp at the ministry of Finance and Economic Development offices until their grievances are met,” he said.


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Comments (7)

That is a gr8 march which i wish to sponsor , for each km they will raise US$3000 , the money that will go to good causes in the rural schools.

Earl of Lo ubegula - 5 December 2018

These teachers actually give an education to the very kids whose fathers and mothers dance kongonya everyday and vote for Zanu. I hope they go on permanent strike so these Zanu fools can be both ignorant and poor.

Moe Syszlack - 5 December 2018

If those can`t walk for half a km how can they can walk from Mutare to Harare .They are going to take 40 yrs to reach promise land.Let them walk from their schools and meet at top of Christmas pass and meet their mayor there.

Rex Mahewu - 5 December 2018

ndopaya pataiti huyayi muvhote mukati toda kuvhotesa. hanti mari yekuvhotesa yakatopera. dzidzai kusvinura imi mateacher

rivers - 6 December 2018

What the teachers and other civil servants must think of before striking is :Does the government have enough money to pay them in hard currency? Their demands must be realistic given the economic hardships everyone is experiencing including the Government.

Adam - 6 December 2018

Whether teacher or farmer or doctor etc, let every worker be paid in one currency only whatever name you give it. Discriminating workers by the currency they are paid in (US$, bond, RTGS, Mobile or 8 other currencies) has caused serious problems for the nation and the sooner we have one unit of money for everyone the better for all us.

Matongo Alois - 6 December 2018

bravo teachers! bravo!

RAMBO - 6 December 2018

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