Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) workers have gone on strike following a salary dispute with the organisationâ€™s board which rejected a 55% increment proposed by the workers.
The workers claim that the board turned down their 55% proposal and instead offered a 10% increase.
Workers committee members, Mr. Lysander Chikwanda and John Magombedze blamed the ZIMSEC board for failing to negotiate with the workers as has been the tradition in previous years where they will agree on a reasonable figure.
However, ZIMSEC director Mr. Happy Ndanga who spoke to this reporter over the reception telephone denied an interview with ZBC excusing himself for a meeting, but was quick to point out that his workers where not on strike.
The strike by ZIMSEC workers comes at a time when O-level candidates are expected to commence June examinations on Monday, with the workers saying they will not resume duty if the board stick to the 10% increment.