Articles tagged 'amalgamated rural teachers union of zimbabwe'

Protesting teachers arrested, released 8 January 2019 HARARE - At least nine members of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Unions of Zimbabwe (Artuz) were yesterday arrested by the police before being released while demonstrating against government’s failure to pay them in United States dollars (USDs). Artuz secretary-general Robson Chere confirmed t...
Teachers to embark on 275km march 6 December 2018 HARARE - Rural teachers are set to embark on a 275km 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 (Artuz) secretary-general Robson Ch...
The plight of rural teachers 16 September 2018 HARARE - Genuine teachers' unions should take it upon themselves to build teacher consciousness on the role of trade unions, Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) president Obert Masaraure has said, adding that government should urgently set up an education equalisation fund. Ou...
Artuz not giving up fight against Zanu PF 30 August 2018 HARARE - The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) is engaging stakeholders in the education sector in a bid to find effective ways of stopping Zanu PF from forcing pupils from attending its political functions. The union is also determined to stop the ruling party from abusing ...
'Facilitate voting for teachers on polling duty' 5 July 2018 HARARE - The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) has urged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba to urgently facilitate that all teachers recruited as polling officers are enabled to vote. In a letter addressed to Chigumba yesterday, Artuz pres...
Teachers call for longer maternity leave 12 March 2018 GWERU - Rural-based female teachers have called for longer maternity leave, arguing that giving birth is a national duty. In Zimbabwe, formally employed women are entitled to a maximum three months maternity leave. Speaking at a Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) meeting i...
Rural teachers to strike over pay 27 September 2017 HARARE - Thousands of rural teachers across Zimbabwe have threatened to hold a #pocketsoutprotest to demand higher pay and  better benefits, the State's largest rural teachers' union said. The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) said all rural teachers in all school districts ...
Big showdown looms over teachers' council 10 July 2017 HARARE - Teachers and government are headed for a showdown over the proposed Teachers Professional Council (TPC) which the educators fear is intended to kill trade unionism among their huge membership. However, Primary and Secondary Education ministry has allayed those fears maintaining that i...
Angry teachers in fresh strike threat 8 March 2017 HARARE - A day after President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government reached a compromise with angry civil servants over their outstanding 2016 bonuses, the State is facing a fresh headache after rural teachers threatened to strike over the decision to pay soldiers their 13th cheque ahead of oth...
Teacher-pupil ratio cause for concern 7 March 2017 EDITOR — The teacher to pupil ratio in most primary and secondary schools in Zimbabwe currently stands at 1:50 and in some extreme cases one teacher to 80 learners, a scenario which definitely compromises quality of the end result. Just imagine how parents are traumatised and tormented by just...
Thousands join teachers strike 22 February 2017 HARARE - Thousands of rural teachers across Zimbabwe joined union-led protests yesterday against bonuses that came on top of strikes by doctors. The Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz)'s strike nationwide with a main rally in rural areas, is a test of how much support the uni...
Govt pleads with teachers over strike 17 February 2017 HARARE - Government has pleaded with teachers to call off a strike planned for next Monday, saying the move will sabotage on-going dialogue. This comes as the Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) has advised that its members will down tools over their unpaid 2016 bonuses, desp...
'Teachers to strike on Monday' 14 February 2017 HARARE - A rural teachers union yesterday said it is going ahead to stage a strike next week Monday over their unpaid 2016 bonuses. This comes as State health institutions' doctors have also threatened to down tools tomorrow, unless the hard-pressed President Robert Mugabe's government improve...
Teachers push for education law reforms 20 January 2017 HARARE - Rural-based teachers want Parliament to draft a new education law making it mandatory for government to fund basic education for all learners and provide more support for non-urban schools. On Wednesday, senior members of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) met MD...