Teachers make U-turn on strike

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Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has called off a nationwide strike that was slated for Monday, May 9.

TUM made the decision after meeting government officials on Thursday to discuss the issues the teachers want resolved.

Dennis-Kalekeni

Kalekeni: We will watch government on the promises.

Last month, TUM threatened to hold a strike to force government to address a number of challenges the teachers are facing.

Among other issues, TUM want government to hike salaries for teachers who were promoted in 2013.

However, during the meeting government asked for more time to resolve the teachers’ grievances, arguing that the country is currently facing numerous challenges.

The government officials promised the teachers that some of the issues TUM raised will be resolved in June.

Speaking after the meeting, TUM general secretary Dennis Kalekeni said they are to monitor what government has promised to implement.

“Basically the response is that government needs time to be monitored so we are to wait if they are to be implemented and these issues are to be resolved before 30th June,” said Kalekeni.

Kalekeni however vowed that TUM will revive the strike if government fails to keep its promise.

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  1. I knew teachers can nt hold demostration or vigil.i wrote on the link dat Teachers r jst threatening they wl not.if u c your welfare is nt being looked @ dnt blame anybody its your dullness.u wl remember me i also feel sory 4 u teacher!

  2. i have never see any logic in the premises presented by tum as it focused on few teachers,they did not touch majority concern such as low wages due to economic factors such as inflation rate,exchange rate which resulted in increased cost of living.as one of teachers who contribute to tum iam not happy with lack of setting priorities in your demands.feedback:[email protected]

  3. Za ziiiiiiIiiii tangoonani kunenepa ndi nkhope yomweyo pamenepo angaganize za aphunzitsi?kudyela Pamutu pa aNzanu!mudzafa imfa yowawa poti mulungu akuona zonse mukuchitazi

  4. Za ziiiiiiIiiii tangoonani kunenepa ndi nkhope yomweyo pamenepo angaganize za aphunzitsi?kudyela Pamutu pa aNzanu!mudzafa imfa yowawa poti mulungu akuona zonse mukuchitazi

  5. Za ziiiiiiIiiii tangoonani kunenepa ndi nkhope yomweyo pamenepo angaganize za aphunzitsi?kudyela Pamutu pa aNzanu!mudzafa imfa yowawa poti mulungu akuona zonse mukuchitazi

    • First and foremost though not concerned…Mwanza you are a disgrace..you make me to conclude that you are not a malawian and it is not hasty to say you were not educated in Malawi…I mean a teacher who taught you to write in queens language as you have done can slap you by what I will term as illogical inhuman and senseless ooze of termerity you have just displayed… Mwanza it doesnt matter what kind of profession you enjoy….But the argument here as displayed by your opposers are valid…kaya inu mumatchena matrouser otani zanu izo..you should learn to remove your political sunglasses when real issues are being voiced…If I were your once in a life time teacher I could not only regret what youve written but also the time I wasted to nurture you.

    • U Now Know How To Write Stupid Coments,,,but U Dont Know How???,,stupid Monk,, #mwanza,,, Big Head Bt Small Brain,,,u Dont Even Reason How Other Things Came Into Reality In Your Life,,,kkk Sorry For U

    • U Now Know How To Write Stupid Coments,,,but U Dont Know How???,,stupid Monk,, #mwanza,,, Big Head Bt Small Brain,,,u Dont Even Reason How Other Things Came Into Reality In Your Life,,,kkk Sorry For U

    • An not a teacher by profession but who ever i am… to be here i had to lean from a TEACHER so Mr Daniel Zgalunga Mwanza you are wrong, coz for you to just think and write you had to go through a teacher what ever you have said here its as good as you have insulted your own mother and father for the job they did to have you BORN

  6. That’s the only way gentlemen do business to build a healthy Malawi. Strikes & misunderstandings take us nowhere but I know it’s a blow to those who still don’t & never realise Malawi belongs to them.

  7. Pamenepaja banzi kuzagwira ntchito. Aphunzitsi kuzagwa nayo imeneyi while TUM leadership yadyapo apa. RESULTS: maphunziro kuzalowa pansi chfkwa aTUM leadership siamene amaphunzitsa ana. Malawi @52

  8. A TUM angofuna azikamba nkhani zopusa kwa ife aphunzitsi chifukwa chani?Atsogoleri a TUM zimene akuchita sakuika chikhulupiliro cha aphunzitsi mwa iwo coz poyelayela akambirana zatha,zokambirana zanji zimenezo.

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  10. Tchrs In Malawi, Ofcourse, Including Myself Will And Shall Always Never Find Their Safe Working Conditions In Terms Of Mteleshede. I’ve Ever Heard When It Comes Time For Money, It Is Always Said Aphunzitsi Ndinu Ambiri But When It Comes Time For Work Dziko La Malawi Lili Ndi Aphunzitsi Ochepa That Is: Teacher Pupil Ratio. Mmmh Tizingovutikiravutikirabe Odya Money Azingodyeradyerabe.

  11. mmmmmmmmmm nanuso a TUM kumangomvera zlizonse 30 june is too much our they ar facng alot of problems ngt akudyesani kanthu ku meeting imeneyo kt muvonele za 30 june mudziwe kt aa TUM mwawalakwila amphunzitsi anzanu”””!!!!

  12. I thic the heath unions should take aleaf from TUM and starts negotiating with gvt on several issues corcerning heath workers osangot phwee mumaoffice kumangomwa ntchai

  13. It was expected.Ati tidzachita strike,strike yake iti mudapangapo inu?.It’s a shame. It’s better kuti mukanangokambirana instead of kuuza anthu ndi kumachita ‘trash’ ngati iyi.