ZIMBABWEAN teachers, who went on strike over salaries at the start of the new school term three weeks ago, returned to work yesterday after their union called off the boycott.
"We have called off the strike with effect from today and this morning we saw teachers going back to work," Tendai Chikowore, president of the Zimbabwe Teachers Association said.
The union called for the strike after the unity government formed seven months ago failed to resolve their grievances, especially over salaries.
But many teachers ignored the strike, apparently convinced that the government had little money to offer.
Chikowore said the union called off the strike because they were pleased with the progress of negotiations with the government.
"We feel we should give the discussions a chance. The other reason is that the strike has been politicised and some people are trying to gain mileage by interfering with the strike."- Sapa-AFP