Zimbabwe Teachers Association joins teachers strike as it enters third week
source: SW Radio Africa
By Henry Makiwa
27 September 2007
Zimbabwe’s two teachers unions on Wednesday finally found common ground when the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) called for its membership to join in the national strike.
Most teachers in Zimbabwe went on a go-slow early September in protest at poor salaries, while some went on a full strike a fortnight ago, following calls by the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ).
According to sources, leaders of ZIMTA – largely seen as docile and compliant to the government – told its members to join the strike Thursday after discussions with government for a salary review fell through.
The PTUZ’s general secretary, Raymond Majongwe, welcomed ZIMTA’s “late entry into the fray” describing the teachers crisis as “needing the support of all”.
Majongwe said: “We feel sad for [continue reading]