The teachers have spoken! Today 100 % of the membership of Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ and thousands of teachers from other Unions took heed of ARTUZ’s call to stay away from work. Next is Salary Caravan. The stay away is in protest against the unilateral slashing of our bonus and the theft of our salaries. Teachers are demanding salaries in United States Dollars in line with the agreement reached between government and civil servants in 2012. The educators are also demanding the traditional bonus based on gross income which was slashed by Professor Mthuli Ncube in his atrocious 2019 budget.

Today was the first day of the two day stay away which is the third phase of teacher protests. The protest will continue tomorrow 29-11-2018.

The big question coming from our members and other Civil servants is what’s next if our call is not heard. The fourth phase is a Salary Caravan from Mutare to Harare. The Caravan will leave Mutare on 09-12-2018 heading to Harare mobilizing other members of the working class to join. The Caravan will camp at Finance Ministry until our grievances are addressed.

ARTUZ is inviting members of the working class to join the Salary Caravan so that we can collectively register our discontent with the government and other employers. Don’t miss the Caravan.

Register your participation, Send Caravan to 0772804135 / 0775643192 / 0776129336

Source: Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ)