Teachers Union Rejects Partnership

Teachers Union Rejects Partnership


The South African branch of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ-SA) has revealed it turned down recommendations to become an affiliate of the Confederation of South African Trade Unions through the 40,000-member South Africa Democratic Teachers Union.

PTUZ-SA Chairman Doctor Ncube said the recommendation had been raised by the Department of Education, which the organisation had approached to air members’ grievances.

The move fell through because of differences in the ideologies of the PTUZ-SA and the SADTU, he said.

The biggest problem that Zimbabwean teachers face in this country is exploitation. Their remuneration, particularly at private schools, is pathetic to say the least. Also, Zimbabwean teachers have flooded this country and there is no way South Africa will be able to deal with that influx,

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