Striking Teachers Make Fresh Salary Demands Of US$360
2 November 2020

By A Correspondent- Striking teachers have reviewed downwards their salary demands and have now proposed a salary of US$360 monthly or the equivalent in local currency.

They were demanding US$520 initially. This follows a meeting the Zimbabwe Teachers Association had with President Mnangagwa last week.

It also comes as fissures have emerged among the teachers’ unions that Zimta’s meeting with the President was secretive and that the organisation had sold out by reviewing demands without consulting.

In a letter to Public Service minister last week Zimta CE Sifiso Ndlovu recommended that Government pays attention to structural differentiations in grades, qualifications and length of service when reviewing the salaries.

He said sector specific allowances be instituted with immediate effect.