Members of the Almagamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe have begun a three-day strike. The union and its members are demanding that their wages be adjusted according to the current interbank rate. The reasoning behind this demand is that since wages were in USD they ought to be adjusted as members are receiving payment in RTGS.
The struggle begins today. We demand a living wage. No pay No work! pic.twitter.com/04Q3qu9cE0
— ARTUZ (@ARTUZ_teachers) June 3, 2019
In a charged Tweet, ARTUZ declared that their call to job action had been a success.
3 June 2019
The first day of the three days stay away demanding a living wage is a great success. Teachers are taking heed of the noble call.
Schools have recorded an average attendance of 62% teachers this morning. The number is dropping as teachers are getting confidence to stand up against underpayment and going back home. The fear is disappearing and doubt is melting away.
The fire has been lit, there is no going back.