Teacher’s sit-in called off

Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has called off the national wide sit-in involving primary school teachers which was scheduled to start on Monday.

TUM Secretary General Charles Kumchenga said government has started sorting out the teacher’s grievances hence calling off the sit-in.

“One of our major complaints was about salary arrears which we saw last Friday that some districts have started getting their salaries as seen on Friday,” he said.

Kumchenga said about 18 district councils have been engaged, but stressed that about 267 teachers have to complete filling their files as it has been noted that some areas are not clear.

He further said that teachers must expect to get their July salaries early.

The government is yet to sort out primary school arrears estimated at K1.7 billion.

Among other complaints by teachers on the planned national wide sit in were about promotion and their salary increment.

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