Govt intervention


The Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has given a seven day notice for a strike following the government decision to make a u-turn on teachers covid-19 risk allowances payment promise.

Parents and guardians want swift government intervention to avert another strike in public schools.

TUM is threatening to resume its strike which was suspended two weeks ago following the decision by the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 to reject their demand for a three-month once off payment for PPE in form of cash-costed packages.

The union further warns that once the stay-away resumes, it shall only be called off after all the public striking teachers and lecturers have been provided with the said packages.

Reacting to the development, parents and guardians of public school pupils are expressing concern with the failure by all stakeholders to resolve the matter.