Teachers in Zimbabwe have rejected the government’s 70 to 75 percent salary increase.

The teachers are embarking on a three-day work week from tomorrow.

Teachers in Zimbabwe are currently earning about 3000 Rand, a month. They are demanding salaries over just below 8000 Rand saying, they just can’t survive.

The country’s schools opened mid last month, after a two month shutdown brought on by the COVID-19, a lockdown.

The Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) says, it is time to take action.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwean government says it is willing to increase salaries, but it is facing economic constraints due to lock down measures implemented to manage the corona virus pandemic in Zimbabwe.