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Zim Government thins the “Teachers” wage bill signalling austerity measures

The Zimbabwean cabinet has approved the civil service audit, heralding a new chapter in the public sector through the implementation of measures such as reduction of student teachers and trainees’ allowances, termination of any salaries still paid for teachers at trust and private schools and resuscitation of pension contributions by civil servants. Some of the changes, meant to reduce the Government wage bill and steer economic growth, are with immediate effect.

teacherThis information will come in and received with much sadness with teachers most who are struggling to make ends meet and balance between prudently serving their profession and the desperate fight to survival in harsh economic conditions.

A teacher from Mberengwa posted on her social media;

“I am not sure I made the right choice of profession when while I can barely make ends meet, the government takes more out of the less I get”, we opted not to mention her details so not make her target of debate.

-Original Story by Herald Zimbabwe.

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