Teachers threaten to go on a strike

68

Teachers in the country have threatened to stop working if government will not give them February salaries before 1 March, 2017.

According to a statement released by Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM), teachers have threatened that effective 1 March, all teachers who will not have received their February salaries shall put down their tools and only resume their work upon receiving their salaries.

“This process will go on as each month goes by. It must be emphasized that it is the duty of the government to ensure that its workers, particularly teachers who sorely depend on their meagre salaries to survive are paid in time,” reads the statement.

The statement adds that TUM will not allow any such type of barbaric treatment of teachers and teachers are obliged under all means to curb this cruelty. The body notes that the only way to deal with the issue is to withdraw labour on the first day of the following month if salaries are not paid.

Last week in Lilongwe, pupils at Chiwoko primary school held protests because their teachers were not teaching them saying they had not been paid their salaries.

According to the pupils, the whole last week teachers at the school were not teaching fully and that did not go well with students.

It was on Thursday when the students organised themselves to show that the teachers act is not welcome to them.

The pupils went into the Lilongwe town and to area 23 neighbourhood but the situation was cooled after police officers intervened.

Share.

68 Comments

  1. Kodi aphunzitsi amalandira ma date atio? Friday lotsiriza la February ndi mawa and date mkukhala 24…….. ndiye pali cholengezera za strike apapo? Be serious guys…… osamangoopsyeza zilizonse……bola munakati za january sanakupatseni ndikanakhala mbali yanu

  2. Eish guyz ndemkuvutikatu osangoyamba bussines bwanji?kunjeledwa masuku pamutu kut afike pomaba ndalama mchifukwa chainu amphunzisi oyenela kukusamalani kukhalira kulila all the time zachison

  3. let action speaks it self,everytym complaining bt nothing happen instead ur salary is in pillow of someone kkikkkkk mufuna akuyambisileni ndani?

  4. nanuso inu mwezi sunathe bwanjiso kaa, ndalama zilipo phuma njee! mwazimwera nokha kut tapeza ndala zankhaninkhani kutapa kutaya zo nkupasani myezi isanu wina aliyense. $59000 mwachisanzo tangotchulapo zochepa bax

  5. Ndiye mukuchedwatu paka pano osamagopanga bwanji kandarama kache kakucharaku azikulambisirani pomwe ndarama zikubedwa uko zochuluka za munthu modzi zausilu

  6. Zomvesa Chisoni Zimene Akupanga Aboma! Coz Iwowo Kuti Akhare Iwowo Zinachokera Mkalasi, Tsono Ngati Iwowo Akuwaponya Myala Aphunzinsi Ndi Zija Timati Visiru Va Wanthu! Think 2 B4 U Dou!!!!

  7. Makape mukuuopa chan dolla azingoba kumipando ngat dziko mulibe anthu ozindikila.. Muli ndongwi ..mukufuna akuyambisileni ndan kkkk mtokotoooo kkkkk

  8. Nanu nde amakupezelerani, full of cowardice. Can’t you borrow a leaf from teachers from Kenya. You allow to be manipulated coz you fail to speak with one voice

  9. account #1 has been transfered to chaponda’s bedroom…all the salaries n lgz r there. dont b surprised when u dnt rcv in tym.

  10. Ena salary sadalandirebe mpaka pano pomwe ena ndalama akuchita kusandutsa pillow.very bad,how can we develope our country without education?how can we have quality education if our teachers are not treated well,you are where you are today because of a teacher.kumuzunza m’phuzitsi ndi chipongwe chachikulu.sorry to all teachers.

  11. Up to when are you going to change your mind now and again am tired of this guys be serieous, how many demo have you been decrared to go on strke? many of them but to no avail.

  12. Whats wrong with A.P.M. government? pleade dont treat Teachers like your Tenants!. hiw can you expect quality education if the teachers work with an empty stomach?

  13. Whats wrong with A.P.M. government? please dont treat Teachers like your Tenants!. hiw can you expect quality education if the teachers work with an empty stomach?

  14. P͟e͟n͟a͟p͟a͟k͟e͟ a͟m͟p͟h͟u͟z͟i͟t͟s͟i͟w͟a͟ n͟d͟i͟ u͟m͟b͟u͟l͟i͟ s͟o͟p͟a͟n͟a͟ m͟b͟o͟m͟a͟ l͟a͟w͟a͟u͟z͟a͟ k͟u͟t͟i͟ a͟k͟u͟s͟i͟t͟h͟a͟ n͟d͟o͟n͟d͟o͟m͟e͟k͟o͟ y͟a͟ m͟a͟l͟i͟p͟i͟l͟o͟ k͟u͟t͟i͟ m͟a͟l͟i͟p͟i͟l͟o͟ a͟z͟i͟p͟a͟n͟g͟i͟d͟w͟a͟ p͟a͟ b͟o͟m͟a͟ l͟i͟l͟i͟l͟o͟n͟s͟e͟ a͟n͟d͟ m͟a͟l͟i͟p͟i͟l͟o͟ a͟d͟z͟i͟v͟u͟t͟a͟ p͟a͟k͟a͟ z͟i͟t͟a͟t͟ha͟k͟e͟ n͟d͟i͟p͟o͟ m͟a͟b͟o͟m͟a͟ e͟n͟a͟ z͟i͟n͟a͟t͟h͟e͟k͟a͟.

  15. chalk down nothing less,,, action speaks louder. this govt has so many departments y teachers only??? we hear money hear money there to no arrests; teachers it’s time to wake up from your slumber and realise your importance… there can be no country without proper education. the problem is with old timers mantha maningi no one can dismiss every one…once again l beg CHALK DOWN!!