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Teachers face punishment for striking

The Public Service Commission (PSC) said they will deduct leave days as punishment for all the teachers who participated on the demonstrations held early this month on salary increase.

The protests were led by Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) and the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ). The two associations have reviewed their grievances which have led them to their decision to go on an industrial action.

Public Services Commission acting chairperson Mr Ozias Hove said the commission will engage a principle of “No work, No pay” to punish teachers who abandoned their duties.

“The PSC would also like to advise all teachers who were absent from work without authority that deductions from their leave days (of the offending individuals) using the principle of no work no pay will be effected,” he said.

Hove also said the commission was treating the 10 200 as first offenders and a recurrence will attract a more serious punishment.


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