Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ has been on the forefront of demanding better wages for the teachers of Zimbabwe in particular. The Union has been accused of being an agent of regime change and the State has launched an onslaught targeting the leadership and membership of the Union.
ARTUZ is committed to the fight for a living wage and remains undeterred by the State’s barbaric response. A living wage for the working class is fundamental if Zimbabwe is going to unlock its growth potential.
The first learning term of 2019 was a disaster as teachers spent most of the learning term demanding salary increment as they were failing to meet the costs of living.
Government should realise that if they exploit their own workers they are setting a bad precedence which can be emulated by uncouth business people in the private sector.
We have neither run out of ideas nor energy to fight on the streets but we decided to communicate this reminder to our government before squaring off on the streets as has become the norm. This communique has been delivered to government officials and we will wait for a response before we fight back.
ARTUZ INFORMATION DEPARTMENT.
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