Malawi College of Health Sciences staff stage strike

Members of staff at the Malawi College of Health Sciences have accused the government of not valuing their terms and conditions.

General Secretary for the college’s Zomba campus, John Nahuwo blamed the government for ‘neglecting the education sector’.

His remarks follows the on-going strike in all the college’s three campuses in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Zomba to force the college’s management to give them a 47 percent salary increment, settlement of arrears and implementation of life insurance cover.

Speaking to YFM on Monday, Nahuwo warned the government that students will continue feeling the pinch of the strike until it bows down to their terms.

“Government underestimate college problems but they are important institutions in this country. We will not work until it bows down to our terms in a good written communication,” he said.

Nahuwo added: “Two years ago we went on strike over the same reason but government did not agree to our terms this time we are appealing to the government to take these issues seriously otherwise they will be disasters.”

Members of staff at the college are also demanding that the government should settle a sum of K186 million to Nico Insurance Company and that every staff member should be put on life insurance cover.

Meanwhile half of the college’s Zomba Campus students have left the campus for their respective homes.

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