Teachers start accessing leave grants: Strike to be called off

Finally there is hope for primary school learners across the country as government has started  paying striking teachers their leave grants, Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has confirmed.

Fabiano: Teachers start receiving leave grants

About 40,000 teachers across the country are currently on strike to force government meet their demands including pay hike and delayed leave grants.

TUM which has organized the strike, confirmed to Nyasa Times that some of its members have started accessing their leave grants.

Secretary General for  TUM  Charles Kumchenga said they were contemplating of calling off this strike which started last week.

“I can confirm that some districts have started receiving their leave grants,” said Kumchenga.

“We are yet to receive confirmation from other remaining districts.”

He said the onus was on the Accountant General to expedite the exercise to ensure all affected teachers are sorted out.

Minister of Education  Emmanuel Fabiano told parliament on Thursday that teachers’ leave grants for 21 districts are in Dstrict Commissioners funds.

Some learners across the country this week took to the streets to violently protest against the teachers’ strike.

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chikulumwagaya
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its unfair. MPs,PSs, ministers, when wants salary increment they demand big percentage.But when it comes to teachers, nurses, soldiers and policemen 10%. Though Bingu was lebelled bad leader but on salary increment was messiah for civil servant. APM seems not to care them. In reign of APM three years now whenever government wants to increase salary they increase by 5%-10%. I dont see any reason of liking this government for civil servants. Good government put much effort on uplifting life of people who are working to achieve government propagandas. But not so with this government. Unfortunately come 2019 malawians will… Read more »
lesley
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The problem in Malawi is that we hire people based on qualifications and not hardwork and competences. Minister Fabiano despite being well qualified has failed Malawians by not working hard to avert the teachers strike. Kaya Chanco nde atsekula liti?

Murupale pa Thyolo
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Poor decision making is the order of APM and cronies. They had 12 months to effect the leave grants and whatever payments bit by bit to the civil servants. My Government, people are tired with old tactics. Please take note and be warned. Try something new. Civil servants are hungry and angry, they want a big increase this time around. I am unpaid advisor to you and listen carefully. You should not take cheap advice from the Ntabas and company on this. The civil service is on fire. Nobody is relenting, Sir. I mean sometimes you find people divided on… Read more »
On looker
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Ha ha ha Boma la lemba m’madzi the strike will continue ngati sakweza minimum salary ya Civil Servant from K61,000.00 to K75,000.00 the Teachers will join their counter parts in Main Civil Service come Monday

karonga
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Fabiano, you are commenting or telling parliament as who? When did you start reporting on issues of teachers after disowning the same several times? You are like a bamboocrat!

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