Zimbabwean teachers on Sunday called off a strike they started on Feb. 5 but warned that they could down tools again if government does not address their demands.
In a joint statement, the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) and the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) called on its members to report for duty starting Monday.”Our members who were on industrial action (strike) must therefore report for work commencing Monday the 11th of February 2019 and wait for further commands and direction,” the two unions said.
The unions issued the statement after meeting with education minister Paul Mavima in Harare to try and find a solution to their grievances.
The teachers are demanding better pay and working conditions, among other demands. “The employer is thus advised to take advantage of this détente to introspect and come up with a well thought-out, meaningful and long lasting solutions on the salaries grievances,” the unions said.