Teachers Union of Malawi call off strike, wants heads roll at education ministry

Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has suspended a country wide sit in scheduled on Monday after government said it will meet all the demands by June 30, according to the organisation’s secretary general.

Kalekeni:  Teachers  will strike on May 9

Kalekeni: Teachers call off strike

TUM secretary general Denis Kalekeni said the government has agreed to pay all promoted teachers starting May and the last group in June.

In addition, he said the government has said it will offer transport to all teachers who sat for promotion interviews and upon successful were posted to rural areas.

Initially, the ministry of education threatened to withdraw the promotion letters to force the teachers go to the new work stations but the affected teachers said it was the responsibility of government to give them transport.

“They told us that they will meet our demands by June 30 so we have to wait. If they fail to honour their promise then we will go ahead with the sit in,” he said.

Kalekeni also blamed some officials at the ministry of Education whom he accused of laziness, not doing their job and messing up these issues.

He said the matter would not have reached this far if the officials handled them with maturity.

TUM asked the government either to transfer them or sack them.

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16 thoughts on “Teachers Union of Malawi call off strike, wants heads roll at education ministry”

  1. lucius peleso says:

    teachers kugona basi

  2. zako says:

    WINA WADYETSEDWA CHIBANZI. KUMANGONAMIZIDWA BASI JUNE 30 MUKUWONA NGATI NDIPATALA LET US WAIT AND SEE. TUM OFFICIALS ATULE PANSI UDINDO NGATI BY 30 JUNE MAVUTO SAYANKHIDWA.

  3. PAKHALEPAKHALE says:

    KUMANGONAMIZIDWA BASI.IFE NDIYE TINAYIYAMBA KALE.YANU YAMU JUNEYO IZANGOPEZELA.POKHAPOKHA MALIPILO AKADZAKHALA ABWINO IDZATHA.PANOPA ILI NKATI SITALAKA.

  4. John K Black says:

    These people in government only listen when they are pressured. You want your rights, you need activism: strike, mass demonstrations, or something similar.

  5. Kiliye clear says:

    Amenewo ndiye aphunzitsi kugona kwambiri.

  6. FOXYANDY says:

    TUM IKULAMULIDWA KUTI:”OSADZATCHULANSO STRIKE” MUZILISIIRA BOMA KUCHITA MMENE LAONERA. TUM SIIDACHISEPO STRIKE YOTHEKERA

  7. Yabwa says:

    tum ur not serious strike cancelled why hav u answered /given wat u wanted if not some thing happened

  8. Ze Roberto says:

    This TUM is a joke. No wonder you guys(teachers) are tossed up and down like a ball by incompetent and corrupt ministry officials. Regardless, the strike needed to go a head as planned. That way the incompetent and corrupt officials at the ministry would perhaps engage an extra gear to sort out the made made administrative malaise.

  9. tere says:

    Palibe kudyapo apa koma kuti they have to be patriotic.Nanga kukalipa kuja .

  10. Mwanangwa says:

    Game mwayitaya. mukalandira muzandifunse. Amenewo awopa kulepera kwa mayeso akubwerawa, ndiye mukangoti mwamaliza mayesowo, yizakhala nkani yinanso. You have been duped seriously.

  11. kALIATI says:

    BOMA ILOOO!

    AMATI ATANI A DENNIS KALEKENI NDI ANZAWO.

    TANGOWANAMIZAPO IFE APA. BY 30TH JUNE ALL THOSE SITTING FOR EXAMS WILL HAVE DONE SO AND WE WILL BE APPROCAHING LONG HOLIDAY SO EVEN IF THEY STRIKE, THEY WILL NOT HURT ANYBODY.

    IF THEY DO SO, WE WILL NOT PAY THEM SALARIES AND WE WILL SEE WHO WILL SUFFER. ILI NDI BOMA ILI!

    DPP WOYEEE!

  12. dikisan says:

    Kuopseza basi. Mukhala chomcho. Kumangosaukabe! Omwe munaphunzitsa akulemerabe.

  13. Ine wa DPP says:

    The problem with Malawians is that we politicise issues and when things do not work your way is what Mr Kalekeni is asking govt to sack all bad people at the ministry. M’malo mooti tidzigwira ntchito as servants of the people we tend to listen to Kabwila, Chakwera and to some extent Ken Msonda. People who are very useless and their parties cannot enter government. Mr kalekeni, that’s how to do things. I know you. Many teachers who are opposition based are going to turn against you, and please never listen to them. This is our country God entrusted with authority to develop this country as we await the 2nd Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. May God continue blessing mother Malawi.

  14. Mchengasuyandama says:

    Ine sindingaimve imeneyo. Panopa nkuyenda opopapopa. I need my 2012 arrears now now now . Amadikila kuti agunyuzidwe nde ayambe kunamiza mtundu wa a Malawi zopusa basi, mmesa amati ndalama palibe nde pano azipeza chifukwa aopsezedwa. ILI NDI BODZA AKUNAMA A BOMAWA

  15. simple nax says:

    chintuwitsa cha nyama mkati wina wameza. I think TUM shud start receiving funds just as other statutory cooperation from govt. mumatolera ndalama kwa aphunzitsi koma mukuiwala. LORD HELP US TEACHERS. WE ARE IN DIASPORA

  16. zayambikatu apa zikuonetseratu kuti wina wake wadyapo apa

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