WASHINGTON DC —
The Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), says the Zimbabwe Republic Police has denied it permission to stage a peaceful march this Thursday to commemorate the internationally recognized Global Day of Action.
PTUZ general secretary Raymond Majongwe says they had planned to mark the day, which is set aside for workers worldwide to commemorate their right to strike, by marching from Harare Gardens to Labour Minister Priscah Mupfumira’s offices at Mkwati Building in Harare where they wanted to hand over a petition.
The commemoration involves Education International, International Trade Union Conference and the International Labour Organisation.
Majongwe tells Studio 7 his union is going to write a letter to the government and the Education International registering its displeasure at the manner the police handled their case.
Zimbabwe Teachers' Association chief executive officer Sifiso Ndlovu says they will mark the day on Friday because they have other commitments already lined up for Thursday.
Police were not available for comment as the spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi was not responding to calls made to his mobile phone.