Mzuni lectures plan strike, pressure build on Malawi govt

As if the on going strikes that have marred the country’s everyday business are not enough, Mzuzu University (Mzuni) lectures have threatened to lay down tools unless government honor their 41 percent pay hike.

According to inside sources,  the agreement was reached at on Monday during a meeting which the lectures had.

“The cost of living is high nowadays compared to what we receive as salaries. We have agreed to write government to increase our salaries or else we will join our friends who are currently on strike,” said one of the academic staff who refused to be named.

Recently, government increased their salary with 14 percent.

The country is currently rocked with spate of industrial strikes which has hit the Judiciary and paralysed delivery of justice as courts are shut down.

Employees at Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday also  embarked on a nationwide sit-in after rejecting a 10-percent salary increase offer from the government.

The disgruntled staff have closed all ACB offices in the country, threatening not to open until their demands are met.

In a letter to the government, the employees described the 10 percent increment as a mockery.

“We want our salaries to be raised by 75 percent, not what has been offered by government,” the letter said.

The staff gave the government a seven-day ultimatum last week to agree to their demands or face a strike action.

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41 thoughts on “Mzuni lectures plan strike, pressure build on Malawi govt”

  1. kamfana says:

    Tate wa matate,azikhala munthu wolangiza za bwino osati kutukwana.Munaola mkamwa eti?Chirichonse chikachitika ku mpoto,basi ndi kunyoza basi.Kodi kumpotoko kuli a Tumbuka wokha?Ubwere uzawone unyinji wa Alomwe,A Yawo ndi a Chewa.Kodi akamati Federalism ndiye kugawa dziko?Mbuli iwe.Usinthe mayankhulidwe ako wonyansawo pamodzi ndi mkombezi wakoyo.One day we will TRACE YOU DOWN & DEAL WITH YOU ACCORDINGLY.Musagawanitse mtundu ayi.Pa INTERNET NDIPOPANGILAPO ZINTHU ZA PHINDU OSATI ZONYANSA ZANUZO AYI.MUTAKHALA ENA BWENZI MUTASINTHA CHIKHALIDWE CHANUCHO.KODI MUMAPEMPHERA INU?LINGALIRANI PA ICHI.

  2. Tate wa matate says ; says:

    Vuto la Tumbuka ndi kuzikonda basi palibenso vuto lina ayi mmalo moti azikhala anthu omvetsetsa koma ai makani kodi boma limene mukufuna kuti malipiro akwerero ndiye liti?Sinthani makhalidwe abale

  3. mkombezi says:

    Atumbuka mungodzichinda ndi chala. Boma limene mukulipempha kuti likukwezereni malipilolo ndi litilo? La Malawi kapena lanu lomwelo la NYIKA. Ndimayesa paja muli mu dziko lanu la Malawi mudatulukamo. Ndiye angadandaule ndani kuti MZUNI mwakwiya, mungodzikwata ndi chala atumbuka inu. Minyero yanu tsekani ka koleji kachitumbukako ife a Malawi University yomwe timaidziwa ndi yomweyi ili ku Zombayi, ya kumzuzuyotu paja ndi Teachers College nanga university imakhala ya maonekedwe onyansawo?

    1. mabilinganya says:

      Iwenso ndiye mbuzi ya chabechabe!! Vuto ndi loti ubongo wako unazaza ndi ukala!!! be logical in your thinking! Pliz use ur ass for thinking!! Anyway i dont have time to argue with ana a mahule ngati iwe!!! Nambolo wa chabechabe!!!!

  4. We must be patient because even the rich countries they are also experiencing financial problems like ours. The solution is only to work hard in everything than wasting time critisizing petpr. Our money were stolen by JB administration.

  5. BalakaGuy says:

    kodi paja school iyi mmati ya mzuni ili kuti?pali ma degree anji kodi?Nanga anthu ake akugwira kuti ntchito?pliz tandiuzeni

  6. mwama says:

    Vuto lanu a Malawi kuiwala msanga. Munthu woti amavutika kunyamula foni mmanja inu nkunyamulitsa thumba la 50kg palinzeru pamenepo? Tikulakwira ufumu wa Mulungu ngati tikudandaula ndi Pitala.

  7. finye says:

    we need civil war now!!! death to ALLL TUMBUKAS- NOW OW OW!!!

  8. Pastor says:

    If Goodall and Peter think this is about money, then you are mistaken. People are simply tired of this mediocre leadership that stole its votes.

    Dzuka Peter. If I were you, I would fire Goodall to buy some time and bring the ball to the centre. Goodall other have mssed you up in the pronouncements.

  9. M'ngoni wa pa Ntcheu says:

    Bwampini onetsa luso la upulofesa lija umkatama naloli usangoti tondoviloo ku state house ko ngati chi bwampini chophemezedwa ndi utsi wa tsabola.
    A Malawi masankha sankha, kuyika ku state house BWAMPINI sure??????

  10. Patriot says:

    Aisova wakula watha

  11. padoko says:

    Pay As You Earn!!!! The more you strike for, the more the tax you have to pay. Nawoni msonkho Goodall Gondwe!! This is a vicious circle. Country men, this is not the creation of APM. We are cruising down the steep slope. APM is still on the steering wheel but Joyce left the vehicle without brakes. It requires all of us to stop it before we all crash and perish.

    1. steep slope says:

      If JB left a vehicle without brakes then it’s now obvious that the new driver is incompetent by your own admission that he needs our help. The mistake DPP made was to promise the moon even in the wake of donor support suspension. The best approach for the Party should have been to declare a public service wage increments freeze at least for one year whilst studying the situation but what do they do they go ahead to raise public service salaries by as high as 300% for MP’s
      In as far ad Iam concerned the government has created problem s for itself and we should not all be dragged into finding solutions because they should have foreseen all this.

  12. ng'eng'a says:

    Tidakavotela JOYCE BANDA emwe uja CHITSIME CHIMAONEKADI KUTI NDICHAKUYA MADZI AKAPHWA….

  13. Bwampini walephela kulamula ziko bwanji kodi

  14. EYE WITNESSES says:

    Za chamba baxi

  15. Steve Kamkwalala says:

    Who will be worried if Mzuni is closed. University mmalawi muno ndi UNIMA basi

  16. zowona says:

    its time to see who is wiser btw apm and jb. both started with zero deficit but within 100dayz of jb everything was normalised but after 7months of prof. problems have multplied

  17. pompo pompo says:

    ndasiya kuwerenga Nyasatimes zolembazake all in sighting….violence when you already know cashgate has created this mess.

  18. dodo says:

    You must be very stupid!! Strikes have nothing to do with tumbukas my freind!!! Go to mzuni and find out if what you are saying is true!!!! Your idiot at state house has completely failed to run the country!!! Dont blame it on tumbukas!!! Blame your self and bwampini pitala mtharika!! Ana a mahule inu ndi nchoncho!! Pa nyo pako!! Ku tumbo kwako!! Chindere iwe!! Mavi ya uso!!!! Chimusundu chagogobako!!!

    1. Are you sure says:

      i love u as a child of God.. Take time with your bible and prayer.. your life will be relieved from satan bondage… i love u so much. we can talk if you will.

    2. Jamie says:

      Tikusakasaka mpaka tikupeza. Uwafunse anzako amene akumatukwana pa nyasatimes zomwe akuwona.

  19. we need to declare civil servants especially the health and education sectors as protected sectors so that there are no strikes in these critical sectors

    1. The Fast and Furious says:

      So that the employees in these sectors can be abused and have no recourse? Chicken brain thinking indeed! The solution to strikes is not unilateral declarations but dialogue, mukumva amwene? It seems you are not a teacher or a health worker yourself, selfish thinking never develops a country!!

  20. zibobo says:

    Press for 367% or close mzuni.

  21. Proudly chewa says:

    So who cares? That’s a tumbuka college. 99% of students are from that side and probably 95% of members of staff are also tumbukas. Mungowonongapo apa university yanuyi. This could be your starter pack after secession of the north. Kaya ine ndangodusamo …….

    1. mbaci says:

      It’s very wrong to say Mzuni is for the northerners all coz it’s situated in the North…. The university has students from all over Mw selected via quarter system.. Mwatani kodi…. Do we say the one we have at Ndata is a Thyolo university? Pelekani maganizo anu ngati a MALAWI

    2. ANALYST says:

      Bwampini!

  22. Clueless leadership says:

    Asova ndi a Pofessor kikiki

  23. Kadakwiza says:

    This. Is not good news for government.

  24. Provided they exhaust all the measures (I mean, peaceful conflict resolution), the strike shall be a welcome idea.

  25. mpumulo wabata gc says:

    za chamba basi. APM JUST FIRE DEM ALL

  26. Wanga ndi yemweyo says:

    At the rate we are going, one day we shall wake up to find that the State President, his vice, Parliament, the Defense Force, the Malawi Police Service, the Clergy (all faiths and denominations) and even criminals are all on strike. Believe it or not, Malawi is dying in installments.

  27. Onasiwelo says:

    Well you win by a sword you lose by it, you win by crook you lose by the same. the ddp gafament came in through back door the same back door will lead you out. You promised the people increments once in power give them. you promised them more cash if they help rig the elections in your favour its pay back time. Other wise I a afraid some will see heaven soon

  28. thako says:

    kaya, me no comment

  29. Mmihavani says:

    Let them strike. These lecturers should think of ways of generating their own income as other universities all over the world do. The taxpayer cannot fund all these useless courses

  30. ndalira ndalira says:

    kodi mukufuna another cardiac arrest? mukuganiza kuti ndalama boma likatenga kuti money to pay if you decide to sit in? is it not what we voted? shupiti!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. thakolambuzi says:

    dont rush publishing stories without gathering enough information pple want more than what is talked about

  32. Wosowa kwawo alibe mpumulo says:

    Dpp boma ilo!

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