Govt punishes Teachers Union of Malawi

Government says it has stopped collecting membership fee from teachers on behalf of teachers on behalf of Teachers Union of Malawi.

Government action is punishment after teachers strike

The move will strangle TUM of over K450 million per year.

Government  deducts teacher’s K500 individual membership fee at source on behalf of Teachers Union of Malawi.

TUM has a membership of 76000, translating into K38 million a month, which is K456 million a year.

“There has never been any audit on this money and Tum has never been accountable… government has decided to give this money back to its owners,it’s up to them to give it to Tum,” a government official  said.

Meanwhile, the government has obtained a court injunction, to force teachers stop their strike over covid-19 risk allowances.

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Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
1 month ago

This government is quickly becoming stupid. We the teachers will issue a standing order with our banks and the banks will be remitting 500 kwacha to TUM on our behalf. Zopusa sitikufuna.

Observer
Observer
1 month ago

Teachers don’t you see that this government is killing your TUM ? Don’t be myopic problem yanu si Covid allowance yokha basi ai. Mukalola Boma kukuphelani TUM yi mtsogolo muno mukakhala ndi mavuto will you go individually to present them and zikamveka ? Ganizani mofatsa.

Za mkutu
Za mkutu
1 month ago

Kikikikiki very laughable. Govt says TUM not audited? Ahahhaha Chakwera has failed to explain to Malawians how he blew 6.2bn ya covid, only 8 months.

Divide and Rule. It will end in tears for Govt.

Divide and rule never works. Dictatorship rising slowly.

Hawell
1 month ago

Kkkkkk izi ndiye zibwana za mchombo lende zija adazinena Manganya in those days. How can you disband TUM like that? TUM can you take govt to court bcoz what they are doing is against freedom of expression and association which has been there since 1994. Wanzeru akhale Chakwera ndi Chilima. Muluzi, Joyce, Malewezi, APM, Cassim and Khumbo mulangizeni munthu uyu mwakhalapo inu mmipando all nyansi zoterezi kunalibeko why nooooow? I mean why noooooooooooooooooooooow! Tithana basi dont think ndinu maduli dziko ili tinakuthandizani kumulanda APM muwona nyekhwee imene anayiwona anzanu and will take DPP back come 2025!!

What the wise would say and do
What the wise would say and do
1 month ago

The wise would say ‘let’s not compromise any trade union by such tactics as divide-and-rule (trying to collaborate with some new faction headed by the greedy union vice-president), forcing our way against TUM by non-sustenable means such as court injunctions, and worse of all taking deliberate efforts to compromise trade unions by being instrumental in affecting their funding. All these methods have one underlying principle in common namely oppression’. Having said that, the wise will proceed to do wisely by undertaking measures that abide by the principles of promoting contact, dialogue, and understanding in order to achieve mutual understanding, reconciliation… Read more »

Political commentator
1 month ago

That’s what we call leadership – let TUM dance to their own tune. Teachers were eager to teach but DPP led TUM presurised the teachers not to teach.

Jahsoldier
Jahsoldier
1 month ago

I feel sorry for you if you think that’s leadership. More like terrorists to me.

Mirriam
Mirriam
1 month ago

Teachers eager to teach? kkkk

Kharupa
Kharupa
1 month ago

It will end in tears for GoM

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
1 month ago

Let the fight begin. You were told these are crocodiles but could not listen. They will kill us all

Gugu
Gugu
1 month ago

A lasting solution is needed and this is definitely not it. Covid is coming in waves and will soon be back and so will this circus. Can government purchase the required PPEs for the teachers safety. How many lives do you think teachers have?

Munyapa
Munyapa
1 month ago
Reply to  Gugu

Teachers want money not PPE s. Ku chipatala ma Health Worker amagulilidwa ma PPE koma mphunzitsi ndi umohawi wake akufuna apatsidwe ndalama kuti akagule yekha zomwe mphunzitsi sangakagule. Timawadziwa aphunzitsi ndi osusuka heavy pa ndalama

Yeremia
Yeremia
1 month ago

Acts of a desperate and cornered rat.This will backfire!

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