Beyond incapacitation declarations: Towards mass action

The incapacitation declaration has been embraced across all sectors of our economy. The working class has collectively registered its inability to sustain the executive luxuries of the ruling elites. We have won the first battle of inspiring unity amongst ourselves, we have to move to next stage of this protracted war against the neo liberal austerity measures.

We applaud the APEX council for declaring Wednesday 6 November 2019 as day of national action. This day presents a historic opportunity for the workers to converge and march in Unison demanding a fair share from the national wealth. The struggle has reached a level where we have to ignore all internal hygiene issues of Trade Unionism purity, we have to ignore the imperfections of our Cdes and pursue our legitimate class struggle as a collective.

We note that the government has cowardly called for an urgent National Joint Negotiating Council, NJNC in a desperate attempt to deflate the momentum of the Workers’ Wednesday march. Such machinations will definitely be ignored by the workers. We urge our Cdes in the APEX council to shake off the puppet tag that has been associated with their legacy and reject anything short of interbank rate indexed salaries.

Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ calls upon the entirety of the working class to take heed of the call for Wednesday action and converge in Harare Gardens at 1000hrs preparing for the march of our class.

The workers of Zimbabwe invite all progressive forces of the world to stand with us as we seek to crush neo liberalism.

We urge the government of Zimbabwe to dump the ruinous austerity measures so that normalcy returns to our great nation.

Fighting for pro poor education.

Source: Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ

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