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Warren Park Teachers Resume Work



By Elizabeth Nyaguyo

Some teachers in Warren Park schools resumed work after Government’s announced yesterday that teachers who do not report for duty on February 22, would be deemed to have resigned.

In its announcement, Government set out measures on how to replace the teachers not reporting for duty by calling on qualified candidates to register at District offices.



Initially, Government announced a week ago that teachers who were not reporting for work would be suspended without salary for three months without a salary.


Some teachers decided to take Government’s directive and return to work.
In an interview with Sly Media, Pretty Magaya a teacher in Warren Park said she has returned to work as she had realized the negative effects of strike.


“I decided to come back to work because strikes can affect our children like mine, she is a grade seven pupil and she has been at home since Monday last week because she was told not to come to school since teachers are on strike,” she said.


Another temporary teacher at a local school in Warren Park, Mary Chinhenza said she has decided to report for duty as teaching was her only source of income.


“After I heard about the no work no payment announcement last week, I decided to return back to work because I am still a temporary teacher and I do not have any organization that will stand with me if things take another turn,” she said.


“I believe that if l continue with the strikes children will surely suffer and our pass rates will drop from where it was before this is why I come back to work.”


A teacher at Warren Park 4 Primary School Charity Mhonya said she had been reporting for duty since schools opened.


“I did not strike in the first place because I know the consequences of strikes,” she said.


“I have been here since the official opening of school on Monday because I know how important it is to be at work than to follow others.


“I did not support my fellow teachers when they started striking because I have a family to feed and l am doing only teaching and not any other jobs so I know the outcome of strikes to my life.”

Robert Tapfumaneyi