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Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) young workers Chairperson,Tirivanhu Marimo has urged teachers to embrace the young workers structure in order to bridge leadership gaps in unions.

Created on:26 April 2017


Speaking during the Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (ZIMTA) 36th Annual National Conference in Harare, Marimo said it was time for young workers to fully participate in unionism as they have been previously marginalised.

“Current leaders are threatened by the young workers but a young teachers’ structure would only seeks to compliment the existing structures instead of fighting them”.

He added that young people were not fully engaged in unions as they did not understand the ideology behind trade unionism, indicating the need to embark on training and educating of young workers.

A young teacher at the conference,Thandekile Ngwenya said the young workers structure is a noble move that should be adopted by all.

“A structure of this nature will ensure that young educators are properly groomed and unionised while at the same time have the ability to stand for and defend the existence of unions”.

Speaking at the same event, the ZIMTA C.E.O,Sifiso Ndlovu encouraged young teachers to be revolutionary and work hard in order to acquire leadership positions.

The ZIMTA conference was held under the theme, “Building Capacities for Teacher Development, Curriculum and Regulatory Framework”.





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