Teachers’ unions in Zimbabwe have rejected the government’s latest offer to settle the dispute.
The high levels of poverty in Zimbabwe are pushing children into working to survive.
Food prices have gone up in Zimbabwe whilst the minimum wage has remained stagnant.
The Public Service Commission announced that all civil servants will receive a top-up on their salaries but it does not match teachers’ salary demand.
Labour Court fees are almost equivalent to the minimum wage which means that the majority of workers can’t afford to pay them.
Mining unions in Zimbabwe blame the employer and poor inspections by the mining ministry for the deaths last week of two miners.
There could be a showdown between the teachers’ unions and government when schools re-open in Zimbabwe next week.
Media freedom is under threat in Zimbabwe under cover of lockdown regulations to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
There seems not to be an end in sight for the ailing health system in Zimbabwe as the government takes a hardline against the strike.
Ongoing human rights abuses in the country have reminded Zimbabweans that the regime did not change when Mugabe was ousted in 2017.