Govt threatens to withhold pay cheques for striking teachers

Government says it will withhold April pay cheques for teachers who fail to return to classes by April 12.

Teachers on strike will forfeit salary

A government official said the government team which is leading negotiations with Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM), has already communicated the stand to TUM executive during a meeting which took place in Lilongwe on Thursday.

Our sources say the meeting, which was also attended by Malawi Congress of Trade Union leadership, ended without a resolution as government maintained its stand of no risk allowances for teachers, while TUM insisted on continuing with the sit-in until government changes its decision.

TUM President Willie Malimba could not immediately comment on the matter as he was said to be in a meeting.

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Ku State House tikumwa wine, inu mukuta?
Ku State House tikumwa wine, inu mukuta?
29 days ago

Kukwiyitsa school teacher ndimistake ndithu

Thisisthegovernment
Thisisthegovernment
29 days ago

The problem with primary and secondary school jobs are poorly paying jobs, hence, especially primary school, people become teachers not because they want to, but they have a poor MSCE and resort to going to teaching colleges where the government is the main employer. Government ends up employing teachers with no passion to teach and here we go they unionise and capture the government. They demand anything under the sun. Today Covid, tomorrow it will be an increment. End result is poor people’s children suffer. Govt schools are poor already and most people would rather take their kids to private… Read more »

Jah
Jah
29 days ago

Not at all boss. I have seen teachers rising up the ladder ena mpaka joining law. By the have attained the highest level yourself???

One Malawi
One Malawi
29 days ago

Just to enlighten you the late Bingu overhauled the whole education system ku secondary school. Minimum qualification is a diploma. Most have degrees and from there get a masters and phd akafuna. The current acting Executive director wa maneb did that. So osathamangila kunena kuti kulibe we trained and educated people.

Davan
Davan
29 days ago

During campaign one man now in government top seat said teachers must not be used as campaign tool and that they must have a conducive working environment and said he would provide same,now qhats up with that promise to teachers

patriotic writer and reviewer

My only advice to Government is that application of TIT FOR TAT strategies will just harm the innocent pupils. Let it be bold enough to appreciate the concerns and address them appropriately. Mtima woti ndine wamkulu will not solve matters!

wayaman
29 days ago

amen. they can go back mkusamakamphunzitsa…..why not…solve the problem osaopsyezana…osaiwala padzana timapita limodzi kumseu…

BigMan
BigMan
29 days ago

Well done, don’t pay them a penny for refusing to work. Such unpatriotic people, no shame whatsoever to demand cash instead of PPEs? Absolutely pathetic and just tells you that our nation is lost, what can we expect these “teachers” to teach the kids?

Fire the lot!!

Jah
Jah
29 days ago
Reply to  BigMan

don’t hide behind ppe kulibe zimenezo in schools just go to nearest school and ask Osama osamangoti kukamwa mbeee

Jah
Jah
1 month ago

tione how labour laws will be handled here. Komatu a good chunk voted for tonse alliance kudana ndi dpp akuti ma arrears nde tiyeni nazo

Phwisa
Phwisa
1 month ago

Malawians must not forget that during the past MCP rule there were no such things as trade unions. It is therefore difficult for MCP be dancing to trade unions songs. Malimba should be careful otherwise he can be killed by MCP.

Ziliko
29 days ago
Reply to  Phwisa

Should he die, it’s his children who shall suffer orphanage. He will not be remembered as a hero. Zivutatu

Tonse Alliance
Tonse Alliance
1 month ago

I have never seen this before government must trade carefully otherwise they are real issues for teachers and they deserve better than this decision. Is this according to labor laws? Does that mean the government has run of ideas by failing to resolve teachers problems? Does the meeting was conducted in good manner? Remember these teachers were behind this change but very unfortunate that the government is not listening to them anymore. Remember this will have a huge cost in future. Where is our campaign promises? One day these teachers will sing a song and someone somewhere will dance the… Read more »

Time Changes, be dynamic
Time Changes, be dynamic
29 days ago
Reply to  Tonse Alliance

You’re cheating yourself here because these so called teachers first typexed the one they are now demanding allowances from. Second, they are not the only civil servants prone to catching the virus. Govt has put in place preventive measures such as social distancing and seclusion apart from wearing musks. Teachers are stupid and ignorant about the state of affairs about government financial position that it can not afford the purported expenditure of covid allowances from blue’s not only because it didn’t budget but that the economy size is small. Even the less headed Mwanamvekha knows this. Teachers are not so… Read more »

Ku State House tikumwa wine, inu mukuta?
Ku State House tikumwa wine, inu mukuta?
29 days ago

Why do you have to use too many words to show your foolishness. You could have just written ‘I am a Chakwera faithfool’,

Bon o bon
29 days ago
Reply to  Tonse Alliance

Where will the government get money??…umbuli winawu pena siwabwino. This tonse government is on serious business…osati zopusazo ayi

Ziliko
29 days ago
Reply to  Tonse Alliance

Actually the teachers are the ones who spoiled our votes in 2019 by applying collection fluid (Tippex) to ballot papers

Shua
Shua
29 days ago
Reply to  Tonse Alliance

Voting for them doesn’t meaning everyone must demand what he wants otherwise it’s not government,tonse government don’t be too soft muononga bingo knew this that’s why sometimes he even threat mp they will not get thier sarary

Just
Just
1 month ago

From a listening government to a threatening government. Just buy every teacher their PPEs

Jah
Jah
1 month ago
Reply to  Just

Akukanika ka!!!

Munyapa
Munyapa
29 days ago
Reply to  Just

Boma liyerekeze kupereka ndalama ku maohunzitsi awona kuti the rest of the Civil Servants apanga chiyani. We will all go on strike. Mphunzitsi ndi munthu omvetsa chisoni kwabasi. Kodi mmene ankati akufuna chalk allowance komanso hardship allowance ndi ndani wa boma aliyense amene anadandaulapo kuti bwanji mukuwapatsa maphunzitsi zonsezi? Kumene amati ku ma hard to reach areas kulibeko a Agriculture, Community Development, ndi ena? Bwanji sanalirire ma allowance? Kukana kuti boma lisawagulire ma PPE koma apatsidwe ndalama si china koma akufuna akagule ma velemuti. A chipatala amapanga deal ndi munthu oti wabwera odwala kale and they don’t know kuti munthuyo… Read more »

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
1 month ago

Useless teachers, they are talking of risk allowance and yet they walk and dance together without masks. Risk yaikulu ndi iwowo

One Malawi
One Malawi
29 days ago
Reply to  Mtonga Mwana

Where have you seen them do that osamangolankhula zinthu ignorantly

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