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Govt “Fires” Teachers For Demanding A Living Wage


The Ministry of Primary And Secondary Education(MOPSE) has issued a press statement suspending every teacher, headmaster , headmistress and any official who did not report for duty since schools opened on Monday.

What it means is teachers have literally been fired for demanding a minimum wage following their demands not being met.


Teachers are on record of turning down government’s offer of 20 % salary increment saying their salary has just been rated by the black market rate otherwise nothing has changed, they are still earning a paltry USD$125.The teachers have protested that government pays them their 2018 salaries of USD 540.But government has rebuffed all that sticking to their 20% increment as a major success and climb up on the part of government to civil servants.


In a statement by the Minister Of Primary And Secondary Education Hon. Dr. Evelyn Ndlovu the document read as below.

10 February 2022
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education would like to inform
the Nation and its valued stakeholders that all officials within the
Ministry who absented themselves from duty since the official opening
of schools on 7 February 2022 have been suspended without pay
forthwith, for a period of three months.
During this period of suspension, members are not to hinder or
interfere with any investigation or evidence relating to the alleged
Appropriate action will be taken against members who abrogate their
duties and responsibilities.
The Ministry remains committed to the provision of quality, affordable,
accessible, relevant, equitable, inclusive and wholesome education for
all Zimbabweans.

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