‘…teachers not included’
The Malawi Congress of Trade Union (MCTU) has commended Malawi government for increasing salaries of civil servants by 15 percent.
MCTU secretary general Pontius Kalichero said the salary adjustment is a good development considering the hard times the country is going through.
Kalichero said in most cases it is hard to have such increases when the government is facing economic hardships as the situation is in Malawi.
“We thank that the government has done so. The government was supposed to do so by any means and this is an exciting thing to us,” said Kalichero.
However, Teacher’s Union of Malawi (Tum) through its secretary general Dennis Kalekeni has argued that the 15 percent hike is just a rumour hence all civil servants including teachers need to wait for the official statement from the government.
Kalekeni further said the teachers were involved in the discussions on the matter and they are sure that government is committed to hike the salaries.
In the past few months, Tum has been pushing for government to increase salaries of all the civil servants in the country.
Tum has been telling the government that as the government faces hard times, its citizens too are experiencing the same hardships hence the need to increase salaries for the civil servants to survive the current economic situation.
Government is yet to clear the rumours.