Concerned teachers call for strike

A group of concerned teachers have asked their mother body, Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) to announce resumption of strike.

The call comes after government has not yet started acting upon its promise to the teachers to provide personal protective equipment allowance.

In a statement cosigned by the Concerned Teachers secretary general and co-chairperson, Azeez Losa and Alinafe Banda respectively said should this remain unchecked, the teachers will hold another set of strike.

“We would like to remind the government and everyone that we are civil servants and not civil slaves. Enough is enough,” reads part of the statement.

In his reaction, TUM president Willy Malimba said although he has not officially received the letter, he agrees with what the concerned have stated.

Malimba however was quick to say that the teachers should exercise patience as the agreed two weeks with parliamentary committee on education elapses on Tuesday this week.

Classes resumed on March 9, this year, in public schools across the country after Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) suspended its strike which lasted for about three weeks.

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