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Teachers in many schools in Uganda are on strike this week as their salaries have not been paid since April. This present strike is separate from a strike which is planned for September if a 20% payrise which has long been promised is not forthcoming.
While not paying teachers a living wage - some teachers have actually had their salaries cut from $139 to $119 a month according to reports - the government is bringing in a new system whereby tenure is dependent on ‘performance.’ Teachers point out that this is an impossible situation when they are not being given the tools to do the job. (via Ugandan Teachers strike over unpaid Salaries | Teacher Solidarity)

Teachers in many schools in Uganda are on strike this week as their salaries have not been paid since April. This present strike is separate from a strike which is planned for September if a 20% payrise which has long been promised is not forthcoming.

While not paying teachers a living wage - some teachers have actually had their salaries cut from $139 to $119 a month according to reports - the government is bringing in a new system whereby tenure is dependent on ‘performance.’ Teachers point out that this is an impossible situation when they are not being given the tools to do the job. (via Ugandan Teachers strike over unpaid Salaries | Teacher Solidarity)

Zimbabwe’s teachers are set to strike at the beginning of the new term. The teachers are striking for a wage which is at least over the poverty line. Teachers earn between $250 and $320 a month – the minimum required to keep a family of four out of poverty is $500. (via Zimbabwe’s Teachers to Strike | Teacher Solidarity)

Zimbabwe’s teachers are set to strike at the beginning of the new term. The teachers are striking for a wage which is at least over the poverty line. Teachers earn between $250 and $320 a month – the minimum required to keep a family of four out of poverty is $500. (via Zimbabwe’s Teachers to Strike | Teacher Solidarity)

Teachers in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan have threatened to commit suicide if their salaries are not paid.

The group of 50 teachers have not been paid for ten months and are unable to survive – even though they have been carrying out their duties at their respective primary schools every day. They have threatened to set up a camp where they will go on hunger strike and self immolate if they are not paid.

Federal Directorate teachers in Pakistan are on indefinite strike since Thursday. The teachers are members of the Federal Government Teachers Association (FGTA) and are demanding that salary increases which have been promised to them since last November be paid.