(Last Updated on April 22, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Tensions continue to rise between teachers and the employer over salary reviews with the government announcing that teachers who are not reporting for duty will not be receiving their salaries.
Recently, teachers resolved to report for work three times a day only following the break down in the negotiations with the employer.
However, cabinet yesterday announced that they will be enforcing the “no work no pay” policy in a bid to force the teachers to backtrack on their resolutions.
Information Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa said the number of teachers reporting for duty had decreased, adding that the government will now strictly enforce the no work, no pay policy.
“Cabinet was informed that the number of teachers reporting for duty had decreased. It is further noted that some of those reporting for duty are not teaching…
“Cabinet wishes to reiterate that negotiations for improved conditions of service remain open under the National Joint Negotiating Council and that the no work, no pay policy will be strictly enforced,” Mutsvangwa said.
Teacher unions have maintained that it cannot be business as usual in the classrooms before their salaries are restored to at least US$520.