Developing: Tension as teachers’ strike commences

Source: Developing: Tension as teachers’ strike commences – NewsDay Zimbabwe July 5, 2016

Several schools in Harare shut down Tuesday morning as teachers commenced their strike over the delay in the payment of their June salaries as the broke Zanu PF government struggles to meet the civl service salary bill.

A survey by NewsDay revealed that teachers were out of their classrooms, leaving children to play while others have turned children back home.

Some teachers who spoke to NewsDay revealed the situation was tense with reports of some army vehicles being seen driving in and out of some schools ‘to assess the situation.’

The Zimbabwe Teachers Association has urged teachers to express their disgust at the government’s decision to delay their June salaries, which will be paid this July.

More details to follow.

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    Grabmore 6 years ago

    Should Zanu PF not just put a soldier in each classroom to make sure all the teachers stay in their classrooms?

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    chido 6 years ago

    Train soilders,police and prison guards to be teachers they are paid already.Security forces first other civil servants don’t matter you can wait.

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    Onyonyoo 6 years ago

    This is the best opportunity to demand change of government. They have failed and everybody should now join in to strike and call for resignation of the government. Whereart thow MDCs and People first Zapu and all you guys. iyahloma iyahlasela. Come on now.

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    Zimbabwean Abroad 6 years ago

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    Teachers must be paid their salaries on time.!!!