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The National University of Science and Technology Educators' Association (NUSTEDA) today officially declared incapacitation on behalf of all NUST teaching staff.

In a letter addressed to Professor Mqhele Dlodlo, the Vice Chancellor at NUST, NUSTEDA President Alois Muzvuwe said Nust teaching staff will not be able to report for duty from the 26th of February 2020 until they been capacitated to do so. Nusteda claims that this i not as strike and pleads with Dlodlo not to victimise or punish people who are genuinely failing to attend to their duties due to this incapacitation.

"The high cost of living has brought about a lot of suffering among lecturers at the National University of Science and Technology. It goes without say that salary increments effected by many institutions from January 2020 to February2020, have since resulted in a situation where prices of commodities hase substantially shot up. This, coupled with exorbitant school fees increments has resulted lecturers struggling to report for duty," added the statement.

"NUSTEDA understands that efforts by the National Executive to escalate out concerns have not yielded any results so far. Today is our pay day but the salary grant has not to come through. To make matters worse, it is not clear whether there is going to be any salary increment that adequately addresses prevailing economic challenges being bred by lecturers. At today's NUSTEDA General Meeting, lecturers bemoaned an inability to borrow money for transport whilst at the same time they are borrowing money for food, rentals and other obligations. Lecturers indicated that they cannot work on empty stomachs, lest they faint in front of students," concluded Muzvuwe.

Below is the full letter by the Union.


The National University of Science and Technology Educators' Association (NUSTEDA) officially declared incapacitation on behalf of all NUST teaching staff.

Nust teaching staff will not be able to report for duty from the 26th of February 2020 until they been capacitated to do so. Note that this is not a strike.

The Union therefore, pleads with you not to victimise or punish people who are genuinely failing to attend to their duties due to this incapacitation.

The high cost of living has brought about a lot of suffering among lecturers at the National University of Science and Technology. It goes without say that salary increments effected by many institutions from January 2020 to February 2020, have since resulted in a situation where prices of commodities have substantially shot up. This, coupled with exorbitant school fees increments has resulted in lecturers struggling to report for duty.

NUSTEDA understands that efforts by the National Executive to escalate out concerns have not yielded any results so far. Today is our payday but the salary grant has not to come through. To make matters worse, it is not clear whether there is going to be any salary increment that adequately addresses prevailing economic challenges being bred by lecturers. At today's NUSTEDA General Meeting, lecturers bemoaned an inability to borrow money for transport whilst at the same time they are borrowing money for food, rentals and other obligations. Lecturers indicated that they cannot work on empty stomachs, lest they faint in front of students.

Your, Sincerely,
Alois Muzvuwe
NUSTEDA President

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