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Government holds ground on teachers ‘no work-no pay’ policy

by Bustop TV News

By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa

Government, Tuesday vowed to  firmly hold on to the ‘No-Work-No Pay’ principle to all the teachers who do not report for duty.

Speaking at yesterday’s cabinet briefing, Information Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa said government is taking note of all teachers present at their work stations.

According to Mutsvangwa, those with names recorded in the register will receive their salaries while their absent counterparts will not be paid.

“Teacher attendance to work continues to be recorded and monitored on a daily basis.

“It is once again reiterated that Government will continue to apply the no-work no-pay labour principle to all cases of teacher absenteeism,” she said.

However Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) president, Obert Masaraure condemned the new policy.

“The no work no pay policy is a clear testimony that our government completely disregards the right to education for the millions of our learners.

“Teachers are already burdened with the battle for survival with or without the pay.

“The people should unite and demand education from the government of Mnangagwa,” he said.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) Secretary for Research Josiphat Gwezhira shared the same sentiments.

“Our position as PTUZ is that the government is shooting the messenger who has got the message the money the government is paying teachers is undoubtedly and too little.

“Government cannot continue to pay teachers 17 000RTGS and then ask them to come to work claiming that there are capacitated.

“They can deduct money or embark on the no work no pay principle but one day teachers will also embark no pay no work policy.

“The money we are being paid cannot even sustain us for ten days, we want real money and we are demanding an improved $540 US dollar,” Gwezhira said.

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