Lecturers down tools over salaries

protestCHINHOYI - Chinhoyi University of Technology lecturers last week boycotted lectures in protest over low salaries.

Disgruntled lecturers told The Zimbabwean that they went on industrial action after college administration failed to honour its promise to pay them top-ups on their salaries.

An accountant with the college said that the fee top was taken from students school fees, but many students had failed to pay their fees in time.

Chinhoyi Universitys Public Relations officer, Patience Munyoro, denied that lecturers were on strike, but President of the Student Representative, Choose Kasongo, confirmed that all was not well at the campus.

They are trying to down play the issue, but the truth of the matter is that lecturers have downed tools protesting against poor remuneration and working conditions, said Kasongo.

A lecturer who spoke on condition he is not named said they were sick and tired of empty promises from the college administration. The lecturers also accused the college top brass of being corrupt and greedy.

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