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‘No work, no pay’ policy by Zimbabwean government to striking teachers

Teachers in Zimbabwe embark on a strike at the beginning of the new school year as a way of demanding salary increment from the government.

Government workers in the country on average, earn average R1 600 (about US$100) and they are requesting at least R9 000 (US$540).

The Zimbabwean government responded with a warning and new rule for “no work, no pay” to teachers who are striking.

Tumisang Thabela who is the secretary for the department of education for primary and secondary education said, “Heads of offices should take urgent disciplinary action against any of their members who obstructed the opening of schools and deprived learners of their constitutional right. Where necessary, heads of offices should charge and suspend such members at the school.”


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