The illegal and discredited APEX council has called for their routine circuses which they confuse for caucuses. The coffee and mineral water dominated circus comes at a time when the neo liberalism agenda being pursued by Mnangagwa and his cabal has left the working class reeling in abject poverty.
Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ reiterates its position that the life span of APEX came to a welcome end after the advent of the new constitution. Labour relations are now governed by the dictates of section 65 of the constitution. Meeting under APEX is now illegal and those who continue to do so risk being sued by the civil servants they purport to represent.
It is common knowledge that the employer continues to prop up the yellow Unions in APEX in a desperate bid of trying to dribble workers. The APEX charade has to stop and it will soon come to an end.
ARTUZ calls upon all civil servants to withdraw from the yellow Unions in APEX, subscribing to these Unions is akin to funding our exploitation.
The employer is hereby warned to pay our salaries in United States dollars backdated to October 2018. Employer should not waste scarce resources funding Cecilia Alexandra and her bootlicking cabal, they don’t represent anyone.
The sector specific Federation of Zimbabwe Educators’ Union, FOZEU remains the only hope for teachers.
Meanwhile the third phase of fighting for Conditions of Living Adjustment (COLA) of our salaries is due pay week of this month. We urge all civil servants to gear up for action and more details are to be shared soon.
Source: Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ)