The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (TARTUZ) advised all Zimbabweans to wear black on Friday 29 April 2022 marking the Death of the Economy.
“We will put on black regalia to mark black Friday mourning extreme poverty in the country, the collapsing economy and demand a solution to the salary crisis and smooth opening of schools,” ARTUZ president Overt Masaraure said yesterday.
He also added that all workers are invited to wear black to mourn extreme poverty in the country.
” On this Friday we are inviting the working class to wear black in mourning extreme poverty, marking the death of our economy. Black Friday will be held ahead of the May Day celebrations as we prepare a radical fight to demand better wages for workers in Zimbabwe,”
Workers are claiming For a change to the salary crisis before the reopening of schools on May 3rd.
” We will demand affordable prices of goods and services and better living conditions and living wages for workers. There will be no marches but individual citizens will wear black and hold placards,” he said
Meanwhile The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) secretary-general Japhet Moyo refused to celebrate Workers Day following the appalling conditions of service for public and private sector workers.
“Workers don’t have effective voices, For the past two years we have not commemorated May Day because of Covid-19, and our main celebrations will be done in six regional centres and districts like Zvishavane, Chiredzi and Triangle,” Moyo said.
This year there will be held under the theme “Restoration of Workers Dignity”