Mzuzu University staff rebuff 10% salary increament: University of Malawi Council says Poly reopening nigh

Members of Mzuzu University Academic Staff Union (Muasu) and Mzuni Non-academic Staff Trade Union (Munastu) have  rejected a 10 percemt salary increment offer offered to them by the university’s administration.

Mzuni Students Union president Wazamazama Katatu: Concerned

Muasu and Munastu members’ salaries have not been increased in two years, and they are demanding a 35 percent increment.

The staff withdrew their labour for three months now over the matter.

But in an attempt to lure the staff back to work, in a closed meeting on Monday last week, the University’s Council offered the 10 percent increment.

The staff rebuff 10 percent as manifestly inadequate, saying at least 20 percent would be minimum to be accepted.

Munastu president Gruno Muyola said they will only resume work if the university meets their demand.

Mzuni Students Union president Wazamazama Katatu says they still concerned with the deadlock.

Katatu called on concerned  parties to empathise with the students who are the victims of the labour dispute.

Meanwhile, the University of Malawi (Unima) Council has assured that Polytechnic, one of the  four  Unima constituent colleges will reopen within the next three months.

This, according presidential spokesman Mgeme Kalillani was assured by  newly-appointed  member of the Unima Council  when they met President Peter Mutharika, who is also Chancellor of Unima at Kamuzu palace.

Kalilai said President Mutharika was “pleased” to receive a report that the council of the university is set to reopen.

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Representative ODL students
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Representative ODL students

Now ODL students are in big problem. Studying time now is becoming a prblem coz there is no any positive feedback. Pliz don’t punish the students

Ujeni
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Just kick off the striking staff. Moreover, they are not marketable. They can’t even conduct an empirical research. Blood full zanu

john
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a Ujeni, what do you have that you can show off, you may not been in the corridals of any university, you are stupid. You do not know what happens there, mbuli. what comments have you put on the maladministration which is at Mzuni? what you contribute is microscopic, the bacterium is knowledgeable than you.

Terrell
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It also has feet in thhe back, which is a harmful keyboard style that requirements to bbe killed off.

kukaya wa kukaya
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CRY MY BELOVED COUNTRY MALAWI.
WE ARE NOW REMEMBERING OUR LATE NGWAZI DR H. KAMUZU BANDA. THINGS OF THIS NATURE WERE NOT THERE. DURING HIS REIGN EDUCATION WAS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE AND WAS GIVEN THE DUE ATTENTION.

GOD HAVE MERCY ON OUR LAND AND FORGIVE ALL OUR INIQUITIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charombanthu
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Government has no money, my foot. Where is the K9.5 billion maizegate cash going? Our priorities are upside down here. Why do we have these impasses only when DPP is in power? Something is wrong somewhere….

Mzuni administrator
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Kupita kwa Ridly kupangisa kuti mwina mu office mwnaga musamabwere anthu a miseche ngati a Luke Mwale. Iwe Luke Mwale, why do you always talk ill of other people on Mzuni campus? Why do you always talk ill of you Department and its all members? Why do you always tell the VC that members in your Faculty ndi ofoila? Why do you always talk ill of fellow Deans such as Dr Singini, Gwayi and Mike Zulu? Unfortunately, the VC entertains such shit when you tell him such shit. Surely, Dr Ridly must go. Please Mzuni, institute a commission of Inquiry… Read more »
Secretary at MZUNI
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Koma this guy called Luke Mwale should do some soul searching, he is injuring a lot of people at MZUNI. I advise management to remove him from all committees. The problem with this Tanzanian trained guy is that he is too talkative. for nothing. When he joined MZUNI, he quickly pretended to be a good guy and penetrated the system. Anyway, I dont blame him, I blame those entertain his shit. He is married to a beautiful and humble wife and whattever he does is an embarrassment to such a humble wifw. Luke Mwale uchite manyazi. Its high time you… Read more »
Member of Sanate at MZUNI
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Here are the outcomes of the Staff Promotion Committee as leaked by Luke Mwalw: 1. “I advised the Committee not to promote Bright Nyirenda of Tourism because he has not published according to my expectation. Although some people wanted to promote him I told them that the VC advised me to tell you that he should not be promoted” (Mwale, 2016). 2. “I was tasked to investigate if Mr Gift Dube’s publications were genuine but I discovered that they were not credible because they were published by his students. I advised the Committee not to promote him. The VC told… Read more »
Luka Mwale
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I have learnt some lessons. I will be quiet and a slave of my people. My subordinates will be my bosses. Apologies to all people that I have injured unknowingly. Apologies to my fellow deans (especially Mike Zulu) for the negative comments, apologies to my members in the Faculty and Department for my oppressive leadership, apologies to all the members of the committee in which I belong for being reckless in leaking confidential information, apologies to the VC for telling lies to you sir about my fellow deans, my members in the faculty and members of various committees. Finally, apologies… Read more »
Luke Mwale
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I have learnt some lessons. I will be quiet and a slave of my people. My subordinates will be my bosses. Apologies to all people that I have injured unknowingly. Apologies to my fellow deans (especially Mike Zulu) for the negative comments, apologies to my members in the Faculty and Department for my oppressive leadership, apologies to all the members of the committee in which I belong for being reckless in leaking confidential information, apologies to the VC for telling lies to you sir about my fellow deans, my members in the faculty and members of various committees. Finally, apologies… Read more »
MZUNI Lecturer
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Bad news and good news! Why good news? By the end of January, Mzuni will no longer be subjected to maladministration of Jedegwa and Ridly as their contracts will have expired; no one to conduct the interviews. Now this administration that has defrauded Mzuni will need to be investigated and brought to book for sure. Imagine people!, the Registrar is always escorting MZUNI FC week in week out drawing exceeding allowances. This Registrar is a failed project. Imagine good people!, the so called white VC is using a rented car, and is always on the road to Lilongwe to be… Read more »
Concerned parent
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The management is fake. Staff is demanding 35% why give them 10%. After all, this is not salary increase at all, its just there to cushion the inflation. Let the government give them 25% and let students go back to school. Government can source funds to pay lecturers. Education is a right and therefore it must be invested. Or disband Mzuni FC and give money to staff. Mzuni FC is not the core business of the university. If Mzuni has no money, how does mzuni afford rented cars, why can’t VC reside in Mzuzu? 10% is an insult to members… Read more »
Joyce
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Zopusa just resign and go where your services will fetch more money. Why should you be paid 35% more?

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