Teachers unions vow to continue strike

The Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) and the Progressive Teachers Union (PTUZ) have buried their differences and united for common cause to champion the improvement of their working conditions and salary hikes.

The two organisations met Thursday and resolved to call upon all members not to report for duty Friday and report any form of intimidation .

In a joint statement co-signed by both the unions’ presidents,the teachers’ bodies threatened to take legal action should the government send its functionaries to harass their members who will be acting within the confines of the law.

“”We would like to ward the government not to send its functionaries to harass members who are taking part in the lawful industrial action.

“If the harassment continues we will not hesitate to take legal action,” read part of the statement.

The statement also noted that 80 percent of their members have heeded the call to withdraw their labour.

They however raised concerns that security agents were harassing school heads.