Malawi university staff reject 5% salary increase: Mzuni impasse continues      

Staff at Mzuzu University have rejected a five per cent salary increase, forcing the students to be in their homes indefinitely until the impasse is resolved and the sit in lifted.

The staff started their sit in in October to force the university management offer them a 45 per cent salary increase.

Barnett Musopole, president of the staff union said the five per cent offer was too little.

“The strike will go on, we cannot accept the five per cent salary increase,” he said.

However, the university spokeswoman Chigomegza Gondwe Chokani said the university has no money to increase the staff salaries by over the five per cent.

“We are going through tough economic financial times and the university can only afford the five per cent salary increase,” she said.

Education activist Limbani Nsapato has advised university management to engage the staff in talks so that they agree on an increment percentage, staff go back to work so that students can be back on campus, effect the salary increase in the 2017/18 financial year with arrears.

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10 thoughts on “Malawi university staff reject 5% salary increase: Mzuni impasse continues      ”

  1. Peter Phiri says:

    Thanks to the Almighty, the strike is over. We are thankful that the Almighty has heard our prayers. All parties to the strike have won. But, more important, Malawi has won. All parties should shake hands and congratulate each other. You have got a big task on your shoulders, namely to provide a quality education to the future leaders of this country. Harsh words may have bee said in the heat of the battle, but that is all history, now. Now that you have buried your differences, you can walk with your heads, held high. You are all true leaders. Indeed, it takes a leader to sacrifice personal well being for the betterment of the larger society. You are all heros. Congratulations to all the parties for a successful resolution of the salary dispute. Morher Malawi has won. God bless

  2. Kaka says:

    These lecturers are stupid. Very stupid. These are workers who get more than MK 800000 per month. The work they do does not even match with that package. Some don’t even mark the assignments. Yet the need more money. Kuli anthu ophunzira bwino than these workers. Inu a NCHE talolewelanpo

  3. Peter Phiri says:

    it is time that these mzuzu lecturers and staff are exposed. Their school was paid for by tax payers money, many of them did not even pay a tambala for their education. Now, the tax payers are paying their massive huge salaries, even though, they are not working. is this fair, when there are millions of Malawians struggling to put food on the table? it is only fair and just that they should also refuse to receive their salaries. it is stealing to receive money that you have not earned. I say to hell with these selfish lectures and administration staff. they have no sense of patriotism. they are patriotic to their stomachs and their political masters. let us rise against them. let them feel the pain that is felt by tax payers. government should hence forth stop paying these thieves. this is mzunigate, stealing in disguise.

  4. nanyati says:

    You foolish staff. Cant you see that the govt has no money? Afterall your salaries are already stinking high by malawi standards. A lecturer gets over a deputy director ( P4) in the civil service. Ndiye mukuti chani? Musatinyanse, kagwereni uko!!

  5. Zinenani says:

    Then you talk of higher education while schools are closed. What is the response of the state president? You are the overall head of every government department but you are quiet on every problem

  6. John banda says:

    How can we let a few, highly and obscenely, paid teaching and administrative staff jeopardise the future of 5,000 students??? Selfishness has to have boundaries.

    MZUNI students go to Court and force these lecturers to go to work. You too, have rights.

    Parents, and concerned citizens, join the fight. Get these lecturers and Administration staff to see some sense. After all, it is your taxes that pays for their obscene salaries and benefits.

  7. Fabiano Kamanga says:

    STUDENTS, WAKE UP, YOU CAN FOLLOW YOUR LECTURERS WHEREVER THER ARE AND ROUGH THEM UP!!

  8. wika says:

    REMEMBER WHAT L BANDA SAID IN MZUZU.(HE WILL NEVER FIGHT FREDOM FOR THE YOUTH BECAUSE THE YOUTH OF TODAY YOU ARE DOCILE}

  9. wika says:

    STUDENTS WAKE UP ITS TIME TO ACT

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