By Staff Reporter -Breeze FM
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has submitted to the Public Service Commission the list of teachers who absconded lessons last month while the list of teachers missing from their classrooms this month is being collected as Government moves to enforce the policy of no-work no-pay.
According to Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa, reiterated that government will strictly apply the no-work no-pay labour principle.
“Government reiterates that it will strictly apply the no-work no-pay labour principle to all cases of teacher absenteeism, and the responsible ministry has compiled and submitted a list of teachers that did not conduct lessons in March to the Public Service Commission. The April list is being compiled,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
Teachers and other civil servants have been advised by government to carry out their duties normally while negotiations with their representatives for a salary adjustment continue, but it was also made clear that the Government was implementing the standard global procedure of not paying those who were not at work without lawful excuse.
Meanwhile Government has started procuring and distributing sanitary ware to primary and secondary school girls.
According to the Primary and Secondary Education Deputy Minister, Edgar Moyo, all provincial education offices across the country have now started receiving the sanitary ware.
“The idea to avail children with pads is some of the things the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is doing to demonstrate sensitivity to the plight of the girl child. Government does not want the girls to be affected by not coming to school because of a natural menstrual cycle thus all schools are to be given Sanitary pads.”