Teachers ‘reduced to beggars’ in Zimbabwe

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On Aug 13, 2019 26,570 By MEL FRYKBERG Teachers protesting their low wages are threatening to go on strike when schools reopen next month as the country’s deteriorating economy simultaneously faces yet another hike in fuel prices. Zimbabwean civil servants demonstrate in the streets of Harare on February 19, 2009. (AFP PHOTO DESMOND KWANDE / AFP PHOTO / DESMOND KWANDE) The Progressive Teachers’ Union Secretary-General, Raymond Majongwe, issued the warning on Twitter saying it would be difficult to open schools when the third term begins because teachers had been reduced…

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‘Don’t give children too much powers’

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By Latwell Nyangu Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) have bemoaned the beating up of teachers by students in schools recent months. Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe general-secretary, Raymond Majongwe Presenting a petition before a joint Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and Primary and Secondary Education yesterday, PTUZ Secretary General Raymond Majongwe said teachers have become victims of the students they teach. “The issue of discipline in schools as teachers we are worried, we want parliamentarians to realise that, go out now and see what…

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Back to School: Teachers embark on ‘go slow’

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By Fani Mapfumo There was a ‘false start’ to the 2019 schools second term as teachers have vowed to embark on a ‘go slow’ on opening day in a bid to compel government to pay attention to their grievances. Raymond Majongwe (Picture by NewsDay) “Teachers are incapacitated and the government has not listened to us since the day schools were closed last month and therefore as a member driven union our teachers have told us they are incapacitated to work therefore they will go to work tomorrow but they won’t…

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Majongwe regrets November coup

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On Jan 13, 2019 24,859 11 By Tendayi Madhomu Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Raymond Majongwe regrets the ousting of former president Robert Mugabe in a November 2017 soft coup. Raymond Majongwe (Picture by NewsDay) He posted on social media how regretful citizens had become about the military-led change of government in November 2017 before telling the Daily News on Sunday thatZimbabweans had hoped for a positive shift after Mugabe’s regime was ousted but surprisingly, they have found themselves in a worsening crisis. “As a country, the civil servants and…

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’18 teachers assaulted by students in 2018′

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By Shamiso Dzingire Teachers have raised concern over indiscipline in schools evidenced by an increased number of students assaulting teachers in classrooms. Raymond Majongwe (Picture by NewsDay) This comes after High Court judge David Mangota granted an order in 2017 outlawing corporal punishment in schools and at home following an application filed by a parent and a minors rights organisation — Justice for Children Trust. The order is awaiting confirmation at the Constitutional Court. Related Articles Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary-general Raymond Majongwe said in 2018 alone, his union…

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Zimta, PTUZ in ugly fallout

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By Shamiso Dzingire The Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) and Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) are engaged in a war of words emanating from whether or not to engage in collective bargaining with their employer under the Apex Council — the umbrella body for all civil servants. Raymond Majongwe (Picture by NewsDay) Zimbabwe has five main unions representing the interests of educators namely Zimta, PTUZ, the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz), the Professional Educators’ Union of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe National Teachers’ Union. In April, these unions came…

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Government, teachers headed for showdown

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By Mugove Tafirenyika Teachers are headed for a showdown with government this week over deteriorating conditions of service as they plan to down tools on Friday and march in protest. File picture of teachers demonstrating Teachers’ unions told the Daily News yesterday that their members had become fed up with a government they see as unresponsive to their concerns. Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary-general Raymond Majongwe told the Daily News yesterday that teachers will down tools on Friday. Related Articles “We call upon our members to fully support…

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