Teachers in public schools resume strike

Teachers in public schools are on Tuesday expected to resume strike to force the government pay them covid-19 risk allowances.

Teachers to resume strike

This follows the expiry of the seven day ultimatum teachers gave to government.

Teachers Union of Malawi President, Willie Malimba has confirmed the development; saying authorities have failed to honour resolutions made on giving the teachers funds for their own purchase of COVID-19 personal protective equipment.

Over the weekend, Information Minister Gospel Kazako was optimistic the teachers’ issue would be resolved.

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Steve
Steve
5 days ago

Shut up and get to work. Stop being so selfish. Kids are suffering because of your greed.

Tajompha
Tajompha
5 days ago

Hope pupils also need risk allowances since they are at danger of contracting COVID-19 from teachers

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
5 days ago

IT APPEARS TEACHERS UNDERMINE THEIR PROFESSION WITH STUPID THINKING.

Marumbo
5 days ago

If govt can afford to give K1,000,000.00 to each footballer including their officials why not give covid allowance to our dear teachers as well??? Is football more important than education????

Observer
Observer
5 days ago

Lonjezo linadulitsa mutu was Yohane,apatseni zomwe munalonjezana. I think the Task force committee on Covid is useless The whole committee has to be fired.Dr.Phuka and Mr Dakamau were scapegoats pano they r enjoying this drama

Nsundwe boys
Nsundwe boys
6 days ago

The problem with Lazarus Chakwera, he makes promises he can’t keep. Either pay them what you owe or they’re coming for that punk ass of yours

Concerned citizen
6 days ago

Only 12 cases today and zero deaths. Malaria is currently a higher risk than COVID. Vaccines are available, this must be taken by all teachers if they really feel at risk. Stop this nonsense at once. This is an employee employer dispute where the employee has been made to think they have more power than the employer. Set dates for which all willing employees should start teaching by and the rest shall be assumed to have been absence under section 59 (1)e of the Employment Act and summarily dismissed in line with statute. Please use it. Our beloved children have… Read more »

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
6 days ago

Chindere ichi

Palije
Palije
5 days ago

Government must pay them or provide PPEs. Are you aware that a whole school was being given 100 disposable masks, 2 buckets and 4 bars of soap as PPEs. Primary schools are extremely congested and the teachers are definitely in the front line dealing with over 70 students at times. I agree that cases are going down but at the same time covid is moving in waves and teachers are sitting ducks. Pay them the allowance or get real and provide enough PPEs to take them through the terms.

Wakwiya ndi Kadeti
6 days ago

Ulesi basi. Risk allowance? This is a pandemic. Public schools are just a waste of resources. The teachers are lazy and the pass rate is very. Fine other issues have something with the government like teacher to pupil ratio, teaching materials, supervision etc. Awa have used Covid-19 to appease dpp

Last edited 6 days ago by Wakwiya ndi Kadeti
Bauleni
Bauleni
6 days ago

Iwe munthu wopusa kwabasi

MCP Diehard
MCP Diehard
5 days ago

Eti eti? So everyone who works for government or MDAs should also get risk allowance since its a risk to even get out of the house to go to work. How silly does that sound? PPE or Katemela basi. Absolutely no cash to the teachers. TUM is really doing a disservice to students and other teachers of good faith who truly want to educate our children. Our future generation. As a matter of fact it turned out the teachers were not at risk as not many got sick then during the peak days, so why pay them? Maybe pay those… Read more »

Last edited 5 days ago by MCP Diehard
Shona
6 days ago

Phangano!!!

Namatetule
Namatetule
6 days ago

No need to blame the teachers here. The question that should be asked in the first place is why did the government undertake to give them the money when it knew it was not going to honour the promise. Simple reasoning!!! Be logical not emotional when commenting, use your brains (if you have them) otherwise most of the comments seem to come heads which dont’ reason.

MCP Diehard
MCP Diehard
5 days ago
Reply to  Namatetule

Government never said they would give them money from the very beginning. TUM went and negotiated a deal with some parliament committee, a third party. TUM leadership is being insincere. They have always known the government’s position.

Go back to work and let’s get back to the business of building a country with a bright future.

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