Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has assured teachers in the country that government is working on addressing their grievances.
TUM general secretary Dennis Kalekeni said teachers and all civil servants should calm down and wait for the union to provide them with correct information regarding the issue of salary increment.
Kalekeni claimed that negotiations between the teachers’ body and government have been finalised and at the moment they are waiting for approval from the office of the president and cabinet (OPC).
“We urge all the civil servants and teachers to patiently wait as there is much anxiety at the moment as some figures circulating out there are incorrect hence the teachers should wait for us to release the correct information,” said Kalekeni.
He added that the civil servants will be told on their new salaries so the need for the teachers and civil servants to keep calm.
Earlier this month the teachers held nationwide protests after getting tired of government’s failure to meet the teachers’ demands.
The teachers’ grievances also included failure by government to pay them their arrears and government’s reluctance to provide transport for teachers who were transferred to rural areas.