Articles tagged 'progressive teachers union'

NJNC is bogus, say teachers' unions 9 January 2019 HARARE - The Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) and Progressive Teachers' Union (PTUZ) have refused to recognise the National Joint Negotiations Council (NJNC) meeting proposed by government citing that it is bogus. Speaking during a press conference at Africa Unity Square i...
'18 teachers assaulted by students in 2018' 1 January 2019 HARARE - Teachers have raised concern over indiscipline in schools evidenced by an increased number of students assaulting teachers in classrooms. This comes after High Court judge David Mangota granted an order in 2017 outlawing corporal punishment in schools and at home following an applicat...
Govt unfreezes teaching posts 30 December 2018 HARARE - Government has partially unfrozen teaching posts and started recruiting teachers for the 2019 financial year. The recruitment comes a week after Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) met President Emmerson Mnangagwa and tabled their grievances where they indicated they will no...
Teachers report loan sharks to ED 24 December 2018 HARARE - Troubled escalating deductions on their payslips in an unfavourable economic environment, teachers have handed President Emmerson Mnangagwa a list of 16 loan sharks whom they allege are swindling them. In their written submissions, the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) led...
PTUZ meets Mnangagwa 22 December 2018 HARARE - The Progressive Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) leaders met President Emmerson Mnangagwa at his offices in Harare yesterday where they tabled their grievances. Addressing journalists after a closed meeting with the president, the union's secretary-general Raymond Majongwe said they...
'Schools may not open next year' 19 December 2018 HARARE - Schools in Zimbabwe may remain closed on opening day next month as teachers strike to press for higher pay. This comes as President Emmerson Mnangagwa has invited teachers to a meeting on Friday to open the wage talks. In a letter dated December 10, to Progressive Teachers Union of...
Schools not ready for ICTs: PTUZ 11 December 2018 HARARE - Government's new online application system for Form One boarding places has come under attack again after teachers yesterday said it was causing chaos in schools because officials had not thoroughly appreciated how it functions. The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) said t...
Govt sabotage teachers' march 10 November 2018 HARARE - Teachers have accused government of sabotaging their march after some headmasters were reportedly directed to hold compulsory meetings with teachers yesterday afternoon to deter them from protesting over poor working conditions. Led by the Progressive Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe, (PTU...
Police okay teachers' march 9 November 2018 HARARE - Teachers protesting against deteriorating conditions of service have been given the green light by police to picket at Public Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) and government offices in Harare. In a letter dated November 1 to Progressive Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) who are or...
Govt divides teachers 8 November 2018 HARARE - Teachers are divided over whether or not to engage in collective bargaining with their employer under the Apex Council — the umbrella body for all civil servants. Zimbabwe has five main unions representing the interests of educators. These are the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zim...
Panicky govt meets teachers 7 November 2018 HARARE - Following threats by teachers to down tools on Friday to press for improved working conditions, government has now reached out to the country's educators in a bid to iron out differences. The Daily News can report that officials from the ministry of Public Service met with unionists f...
Govt, teachers headed for showdown 6 November 2018 HARARE - Teachers are headed for a showdown with government this week over deteriorating conditions of service as they plan to down tools on Friday and march in protest. Teachers' unions told the Daily News yesterday that their members had become fed up with a government they see as unresponsi...
Teachers mull boycotting Zanu PF businesses 23 October 2018 HARARE - Unions representing teachers are threatening to lobby their members to boycott businesses and products linked to the ruling Zanu PF elites. Leaders of the country's biggest teachers' unions — the Zimbabwe Teachers' Union (Zimta) and the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) — ...
Restless unions push for pay hike 10 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's new Cabinet will face major problems from day one — with militant unions already pushing for pay rises in the wake of the recent price hikes and the deteriorating economy, which they say have eroded workers' earnings. This comes as President Emmerson Mnangagwa's new ministe...
Govt's pay offer divides teachers 26 May 2018 HARARE - Government teachers have been left divided after their employer dangled a 17, 5 percent salary increase for all civil servants on Thursday following the discord that has been simmering in the public service. Over the past two months, government has been negotiating with teachers, who ...
Teachers in crucial wage talks today 14 May 2018 HARARE - Apex Council, the top body that represents all government workers, will meet today with their employer to discuss the way forward with regards to demands for a salary review made by teachers. In an interview with the Daily News yesterday, Apex Council spokesperson George Mushipe said ...
Teachers divided over strike action 9 May 2018 HARARE - Teachers have strongly disagreed over what course of action to take after government's offer of a 10 percent salary increment was not universally accepted by the unions — prompting sharp divisions which saw most of the schools reporting full staff complement at the commencement of the ...
Govt, teachers in deadlock 8 May 2018 HARARE -The crisis meeting between government and teachers' unions ended in deadlock yesterday after government only offered them a 10 percent increment against their demand of a 100 percent hike. By the time of going to print last night, the unions were still locked in caucus meetings to deci...
Govt threatens teachers 4 May 2018 HARARE - Teachers in public schools are determined to down tools next week, setting themselves on a collision course with government which described the planned job action as illegal. Unions told the Daily News yesterday that their grievances were genuine and that no amount of threats from the...
Teachers gang up against govt 2 May 2018 HARARE - Defiant teachers have ganged up against government, declaring that they will not be intimidated, following threats that those who will down tools will be dismissed the same way nurses were. In recent days, government fired nurses that embarked on job action demanding better remunerati...
Teachers threaten strike over pay 27 April 2018 HARARE - Just days after the nurses' strike ended, educators in Zimbabwe are threatening to put up their own fight as soon as schools open if government does not give them a pay rise and a review of rural-based educators' allowances. This comes after government fired striking nurses over a mas...