The Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association has declared an industrial action that will start on the 08th of May 2018.
The major reasons for this industrial action are due to the low remuneration and allowances that were withdrawn from the teachers.
The teacher’s vacation was suspended in 2016, the Head of Department (HOD), Teacher in Charge, Special Responsibility and Acting allowances were withdrawn since the introduction of the multi- currency era.
The decision to embark on the industrial action was unanimously agreed on the 37th annual ZIMTA conference and they have encouraged each and every member to join for a positive response from their employer.
In addition this industrial action is going to start at the same time that schools are opening for this year’s second term.
ZIMTA has promised to protect all its members during this industrial action and has edged members to defend each other.
The industrial strike follows two most controversial industrial actions in the country this year.