Staff of the three constituent colleges of the University of Malawi (Unima) are to enjoy the fruits of their strike demanding salary adjustment and equality in remuneration of employees on the same grade Unima has given in to their demands.
Through Chancellor College Academic Staff Union (Ccasu), academic staff at Chancellor College, the Polytechnic and Kamuzu College of Nursing have been protesting against Unima on why it pays a different salary scale for staff on the same grade at the College of Medicine (CoM), yet they work in another establishment outside Unima’s jurisdiction.
Unima has since accepted to remove a 40 percent special allowance to CoM and resolved that all constituent colleges under it will have a single salary structure from July, 2017.
A memo from Unima registrar Benedicto Malunga’s office date March 29, 2017, Ref: 1/12/17 signed by Malunga said Unima Council informed Ccasu during a meeting on the conciliation report prepared by lawyer Modecai Msiska SC.
The letter states that the Unima leadership has been advised “to meet with Ccaso so that tits leadership can learn about how council intends to respond to the recommendations it has received from the conciliator [that] Ccasu and council agreed to engage at the recommendations of the [Principal] Secretary of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development.”
Ccasu president Anthony Gunde said they were yet to get the letter.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :