By A Correspondent- Striking Teachers have vowed to continue with their strike as they said the 40% salary increment is just meant to hoodwink them but it is not enough.
In a letter addressed to the striking teachers from the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA), teachers were urged to remain strong:
Good afternoon dear comrades and friends, we write to tell you that tomorrow we are escalating our campaign for better salaries and allowances. We call upon all bona-fide members and sympathizers to join in the chorus of better salaries.
We have refused to acknowledge the 40% offer meant to hoodwink us into believing that we have received an increase, nothing is further from reality than this. For your negotiators to get into the meeting tomorrow October 5, 2020, strong, galvanized and with unshaken resolve, they need to know they have you behind in support. If you are in, raise up your hand. I am in the struggle, are you?
We thank all our members who are in the trenches and encourage them to remain there until victory. For the undecided, we invite you to stand up and be counted support us to fight well and to those playing cat and mouse game, playing clock in and disappear we ask you to be bold. Make that unequivocal statement and stay home. Membership power is what counts.
Let’s all make that declaration of incapacitation loud and clear. Meanwhile, we will hear what the author.. have for educators tomorrow.