Teachers Union of Malawi call off strike, wants heads roll at education ministry

Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has suspended a country wide sit in scheduled on Monday after government said it will meet all the demands by June 30, according to the organisation’s secretary general.

Kalekeni:  Teachers  will strike on May 9
Kalekeni: Teachers call off strike

TUM secretary general Denis Kalekeni said the government has agreed to pay all promoted teachers starting May and the last group in June.

In addition, he said the government has said it will offer transport to all teachers who sat for promotion interviews and upon successful were posted to rural areas.

Initially, the ministry of education threatened to withdraw the promotion letters to force the teachers go to the new work stations but the affected teachers said it was the responsibility of government to give them transport.

“They told us that they will meet our demands by June 30 so we have to wait. If they fail to honour their promise then we will go ahead with the sit in,” he said.

Kalekeni also blamed some officials at the ministry of Education whom he accused of laziness, not doing their job and messing up these issues.

He said the matter would not have reached this far if the officials handled them with maturity.

TUM asked the government either to transfer them or sack them.

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lucius peleso
lucius peleso
5 years ago

teachers kugona basi

zako
zako
5 years ago

WINA WADYETSEDWA CHIBANZI. KUMANGONAMIZIDWA BASI JUNE 30 MUKUWONA NGATI NDIPATALA LET US WAIT AND SEE. TUM OFFICIALS ATULE PANSI UDINDO NGATI BY 30 JUNE MAVUTO SAYANKHIDWA.

PAKHALEPAKHALE
PAKHALEPAKHALE
5 years ago

KUMANGONAMIZIDWA BASI.IFE NDIYE TINAYIYAMBA KALE.YANU YAMU JUNEYO IZANGOPEZELA.POKHAPOKHA MALIPILO AKADZAKHALA ABWINO IDZATHA.PANOPA ILI NKATI SITALAKA.

John K Black
5 years ago

These people in government only listen when they are pressured. You want your rights, you need activism: strike, mass demonstrations, or something similar.

Kiliye clear
Kiliye clear
5 years ago

Amenewo ndiye aphunzitsi kugona kwambiri.

FOXYANDY
FOXYANDY
5 years ago

TUM IKULAMULIDWA KUTI:”OSADZATCHULANSO STRIKE” MUZILISIIRA BOMA KUCHITA MMENE LAONERA. TUM SIIDACHISEPO STRIKE YOTHEKERA

Yabwa
5 years ago

tum ur not serious strike cancelled why hav u answered /given wat u wanted if not some thing happened

Ze Roberto
Ze Roberto
5 years ago

This TUM is a joke. No wonder you guys(teachers) are tossed up and down like a ball by incompetent and corrupt ministry officials. Regardless, the strike needed to go a head as planned. That way the incompetent and corrupt officials at the ministry would perhaps engage an extra gear to sort out the made made administrative malaise.

tere
5 years ago

Palibe kudyapo apa koma kuti they have to be patriotic.Nanga kukalipa kuja .

Mwanangwa
Mwanangwa
5 years ago

Game mwayitaya. mukalandira muzandifunse. Amenewo awopa kulepera kwa mayeso akubwerawa, ndiye mukangoti mwamaliza mayesowo, yizakhala nkani yinanso. You have been duped seriously.

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