Teachers Union of Malawi doubt Mutharika’s offer: Ultimatum still on

Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) says the verbal pledge by President Peter Mutharika to resolve teachers’ grievances cannot be taken seriously on face value and maintained its ultimatum to Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) to address their concerns until May 9 2016 or face a nationwide strike.

Kalekeni: Teachers will strike on May 9

Kalekeni: Teachers will strike on May 9

President Mutharika said he has delegated a “high powered” team to resolve the stand over.

But TUM leadership takes Mutharika’s verbal pledge with a pinch of a salt.

TUM secretary general Denis Kalekeni said if government fails to  resolve the matter , “ teachers in public service shall hold an industrial action in form of a sit-in from Monday 9th May 2016.”

Among the outstanding grievances, TUM cites issues of promotion and salary adjustments of teachers, failure by MoEST to pay leave grants to public secondary school teachers for the 2015/16 financial year expiring on June 30 and delayed payment of salary arrears for primary school teachers.

TUM also accuses the government of threatening to withdraw promotions of some primary school teachers who were promoted on understanding that they would take up rural school positions.

“The ministry says it wants to withdraw the promotions because they had not gone to the schools where they were posted yet the government has not given them transport. Let the government provide transport,” TUM president Chauluka Muwake said.

He also claimed some secondary school teachers have not yet received leave grants.

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ZAKUNJIRA
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ZAKUNJIRA
4 months 22 days ago

KULIBE NDATI POPEZA MMAEMBASE MMALAWI MOMWEMUNO NDALAMA ZIKUNGOBEDWA.WOPANDA KATHU AMABELEDWA?

noel
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noel
4 months 23 days ago

no turning back. we really need ourarrears

uncle b
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uncle b
4 months 23 days ago

oh yes tiyen nazon

LUHANA
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4 months 24 days ago
Govt, did you know that most of your teachers are perpetually on strike? Our children complain about not being taught most of the time as most of the teachers tell pupils ” ndarama zake ziti kuti tilimbike” please , institute serious supervision of teachers and will see that what they r getting is more than enough compared to how much they teach. They proudly say” imavuta polowa” . We were taught by disciplined teachers who rated their career highly not these out of frustration teachers. A message to rabbis; if u r tired, leave . look, pvt schools r doing… Read more »
Anadimba
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Anadimba
4 months 24 days ago

Leave grant simunalandirebe? Koma mukuziwa kuti chaka cha boma chikatha suchita claim? Ndiye busy kuphunzitsa? Ndamvanso kuti enanu funding munalandira mpaka january basi? Koma uno may.he he e de muisova.

Sekulu
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Sekulu
4 months 24 days ago

Uh-huh! Is it the same Tum or a difference one.

Akungofuna awafumbatitse ma envelope a khaki kapena?

Why did the tell the Govt to be ready for untold misery when they down their tools. Do you really have to tell your spouse you are going to suffer when you are calling enough is enough?

As a long serving teacher with good memories of Tum’s disposition in such situations, I very much doubt it will yield to anything. Possibly if it was Tum of the Benjamin Ndalamas. Mark my words

Boxster mwale
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4 months 24 days ago

AZIPHUNZITSI NOMWENU
NDI VAMENE MUNKABERA
NAWO MAVOTI
POLEMBA MA NAMBALA
WABODZA

MUNKATI AMAYI WAMANDASI
WOSAPHUNZIRA

MUNKAFUNA POLOFESHALA
WA LO

PANOPA MULULIRANJI ????

gvh mwachibanda
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gvh mwachibanda
4 months 24 days ago

teaching as a professional has many challenges.the main cause being lack of political will..rise up teachers.. fight back..its high time..we will help you..asakuopsezeni!!!!!..anyone amene akuletsa..afele nao limodzi…mwavutika tym yaitali..anakadziwa m’mene kuphunzitsa kumavutila..sakanamakakupangan treat this way…they are there coz of a teacher..akuyankhula motumbwa.kudelera mphunzitsi..but their wish is to have quality education ..how!!???…this govt has failed us..its time.. they change for the better..remember.. tkuyamba mayeso aboma pompano..this can have effects

Cecilia
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Cecilia
4 months 24 days ago

they should learn to say ze truth.Teachers are not slaves.They are there becoz of a teacher.Asaiwale zimenezo.Tools down come monday9May

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
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HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
4 months 24 days ago

INE NDE NDALEMBA KALE MU SCHEME YANGA KU MA RECORDS OF WORK (NO WORK DONE AS PLANNED BECAUSE I WAS ON STRIKE) KAYA ANZANGANU?

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