Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) which is the biggest teachers union in Zimbabwe has declared that its members are incapacitated to report for duty on the 28th of September, the day schools are set to resume lessons for examination classes.
In a circular to its members, ZIMTA said educators will not report for duty on 28 September due to incapacitation.
“After a wide consultation of all our forty two thousand (42 000) members across all ten of the country’s provinces, the ZIMTA National Executive hereby declares that all educators will not be able to report for duty on the 28th of September 2020 for opening of schools as they are INCAPACITATED.”
ZIMTA highlighted a number of grievances which it said should be met by government before they are able to report for duty.
“Teachers have been hard hit by economic decline since the adoption of RTGS as an official currency. As a result the living conditions of teachers are now unparalleled to anything human. Worsening the plight of teachers is the COVID-19 environment,” the association said.