Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera,PHOTO/NyasaTimes

Malawi President, Teachers Union Meet In An Effort To End Teachers Strike

Malawi President, Lazarus Chakwera is set to meet the leadership of the Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) in a bid to reach a consensus to bring to a halt the ongoing teachers’ strike.


As reported by Malawi’s Nation Online, this comes a day after the ongoing discussions between the TUM leadership and government leadership hit a deadlock.


Malawi’s public school teachers have staged a strike, demanding bonus pay for working during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as better protective equipment.

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Schools reopened on Monday this week, after a five-week closer as a result of an increase in COVID-19 cases, and the teachers reported to work, but refused to begin classes until the government meets their demands for high-risk pay and better safety equipment.


Malawi has so far registered 30,942 coronavirus cases and 1,021 deaths.


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