Articles tagged 'amalgamated rural teachers union of zimbabwe'

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...