Malawi public schools teachers strike flops on first day

Public schools teachers on Monday, the first day of the academic calendar, rebuffed calls from their divided union to hold a sit in as the strike floppwd in many parts of the country.

Kalekeni: Talks on going

Kalekeni: Talks on going

Many schools were open with learners and students both in primary and secondary schools listening attentively to their teachers.

Teachers interviewed Nyasa Times said they did not hear calls for the sit in.

Some of them said the Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) did not follow the right procedure before calling for the sit in.

President of TUM Chauluka Muwake said all teachers must down tools to force the government pay some salary arrears for some teachers who were promoted last year but are yet to get their new salary as the government insists there is no money.

But TUM secretary general Denis Kambalame says talks are ongoing on the matter therefore there was no need for a sit in.

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Mr JOEN, tell us the specific places in BT, Mangochi, Mzuzu, where the sit-in took place? Mr Analyst and Winston Msowoya should push these teachers to accept going to the street to get their money because it looks like they have chosen the street to solve the problem.

Kanthu Ako!

That is what you get when your motives are political. Not all people support one party.

If your motives were professional this strike would have gone on very strongly.


Observed in Mchinji, Mangochi , Blantyre, Mzuzu, Chitipa & Nsanje

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