TUM summons district chairpersons after risk allowances talks flop

Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) is today meeting all its district chairpersons nationwide before proceeding with discussions with government later.

Some members of the TUM executive committee

This follows the flop of the talks for covid-19 risk allowances with the government on Tuesday.

TUM president,Willie Malimba has confirmed the development but could not share resolutions of the Wednesday deliberations, saying the talks are ongoing.

But some delegates to the meeting claim TUM has stood its ground not to resume work until government commits to pay them the COVID-19 risk allowances.

Ministry of Education spokesperson Hamilton Chimala also said the talks are ongoing.

In July, 2020, the education taskforce on covid-19 recommended to government to give teachers risk allowances which would be at par with health workers.

The strike over the covid-19 risk allowances has paralysed learning in all public schools.

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Wakwiya ndi kadeti
1 month ago

These guys are very stupid to be honest. Everyone is at risk. Bank tellers, road traffic officers at RTA, till attendants in shops, lecturers, private school teachers etc are all at risk. There are mitigation measures to this pandemic which include wearing of masks and washing hand frequently. Someone out there is looking for the same job you are boycotting. Now what are you going to do after the pandemic is over? The government must be careful here because if it succumbs to this preposterous demand, it will open a can of worms. Everyone will come out to make such… Read more »

Daud
Daud
1 month ago

Your foolishness is that you do t see the bright side of the boycott. I wonder if you are registered teacher or somthing else, it is not about the money it is about the honor of the teacher how do you regard them, I had much to say but telling you what is wealthy is a wastage of time coz it has already shown in your opinion that you are fool, you cannot insult then give the explanation

Thisisthegovernment
Thisisthegovernment
1 month ago
Reply to  Daud

No to risk allowance. To hell with this allowance culture. Why do you just call it quits and start a profitable business.

Zapsya
1 month ago

Yes. Teachers. This is not the time to give in. Go. Go all the way.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

aphuzitsi ameneo. mwalandila zaulele kwa caka. lelo phokoso mbwee.khaya . mitiuza. koma muziwe kuti plesdent ndiemwe amalamula.

Jah
Jah
1 month ago
Reply to  nafundo zalo

It was not our making. Kagwele

Thisisthegovernment
Thisisthegovernment
1 month ago
Reply to  Jah

Isiyeni ntchito ys risk. Mupeze yopanda risk.

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