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2008-07-29 06:00:42

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 28 July [Report by Nqolwani Nyathi: "Varsity Lecturers Threaten Strike Over Pay Grievances"] Lecturers at state universities, who have been on a go slow for the past three weeks, demanding salaries of US$1 200 for the least paid academic staff have threatened to down tools this week if their grievances are not met.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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