We are activating FOZEU, the Federation of Zimbabwe Educators Union with the following interim structure;

  • Chair – ARTUZ
  • Vice Chair -ZDTU
  • Secretary -PTUZ
  • Vice Secretary – PEUZ
  • Finance – TUZ
  • Information- ZRTU
  • Legal Affairs – ZINATU

Resolutions

We will go to court to force government to align the labour laws to the 2013 Constitution. The government prevarication has gone on for too long.

We demand a Teaching Professions Council which is for and by Unions and cannot be used as a tool of government.

Teachers remain incapacitated. They will report for work at least once a week and at most twice a week on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Government should establish an education equalisation fund to enable all teachers and learners access to commensurate and equitable resources

We demand safe schools in letter and spirit. The current situation where schools are used as political playgrounds should end.

Teachers will now monitor Ministry and schools compliance with COVID-19 Standard Operation Procedures. In the same vein, in the current situation where incidences of corona virus are rising in schools, we demand that government tests learners and teachers.

FOZEU will issue weekly reports on teacher and learner attendance, noting that Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education figures are mostly sanitised.

The invigilation allowance agreement with ZIMSEC should now be activated. This year again, teachers will not invigilate without payment.

FOZEU has put together ideas on how to sustain provison of education during seasons of crisis, the ideas will be consolidated into an Education in Emergency Charter.

Released by

  • F. Ngirande Z.R.T.U, Information Secretary-FOZEU
  • J. Gwezhira P.T.U.Z, Secretary-FOZEU
  • O. Masaraure A.R.T.U.Z, Chairman- FOZEU

Source: ARTUZ