Classes to resume after Teachers Union of Malawi, govt agree on allowance

Classes in public schools are expected to resume tomorrow after government and teachers reached a win-win agreement to suspend the strike which forced learners out in the streets in violent protests against the strike.

Signing the document to end teachers strike

Teachers Union of Malawi suspended the three weeks tay away during a meeting with ministries of Education and Labour brokered by two parliamentary committees.

The agreement says government is to provide monetary value for protective equipment to the teachers and not entirely as a risk allowance.

Government will have to make a once off payment covering three months.

Ministry of Education PS (Administration) Kiswel Dakamau has signed for the Ministry while TUM president Willy Malimba has signed for TUM.

Commissioner for labour Hlale Kelvin Nyangulu has commended TUM for being flexible in their demands to enable learners go back to class.

He said TUM has shown maturity in handling the matter.

Dakamau has assured TUM of government’s commitment in promoting welfare of teachers but also sustain learning in the country.

Dakamau said there is need to balance between right to education for learners but also right to life for teachers.

Earlier, Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 member,  Innocencia Chirombo said that the money that was to go for personal protective equipment in schools be given to teachers so that they manage it themselves as allowances.

She said there will be need to calculate how much the teachers will need.

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BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

Useless deal

Justice for all
Justice for all
1 year ago

At least give them bcoz the government is loosing paying allowance to the people who don’t even do anything better teachers are working hard

Nzerunchuma
Nzerunchuma
1 year ago

Just say awa ndi ma allowance basi.

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
1 year ago
Calculate how much teachers will need 

I hope you will come back and tell the nation the amount to be given

Dambolangalu
Dambolangalu
1 year ago

Have ur allowances, you don’t have to sit in for it . Why not sit in for salaries.Govt – deduct each one of them three weeks pay. Azazolowela

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Mesa asainila kale amenewa, hiyaaaa apatseni 6pin/month……they dont deserve risk allowances. Mwina omweo ma PPEs allowances

Maga
Maga
1 year ago

6 is too much. They dont deserve it. 3pin basi

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
1 year ago

Stupid teachers. Greed

Che Pichesi
Che Pichesi
1 year ago

Setting a bad precedence.

VINCENT CHIGALU
1 year ago

Koma Chakwera alibe manyadzi ndikuba kwake komwe akuchitaku koba dzuwa likuswa mtengo?Ana a ife amphawi ndiomwe akuvutika ndi sukulu pamene anawo aanthu olemerawo akuphunzirabe ku sukulu zakunja

Ellen Phiri
Ellen Phiri
1 year ago

Nanga nkholokplo zinagudwa ndi bona zija zilandira nawo?

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