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Secondary and Primary school teachers not paid

By Amalawi - Thu Oct 11, 7:48 am

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Secondary and primary school teachers in Malawi are living on line having not been paid in September, there are unexplained delays by Ministry of Education.

Teachers have always complained of late payments, they are paid a few days late compared to other government departments. The affected teachers are across the country both in rural and urban areas. The Malawi government introduced what it termed a state of the art payroll system to pay all civil servants, sadly this is not fully utilised.

Teachers unpaid in Malawi

Teachers unpaid in Malawi

Effort to get the ministry’s explaTeachers unpaid in Malawination proved futile as its Public Relations Officer, Lindiwe Chide could was and still is elusive


Meanwhile, Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has given government up to October 19th, 2012 to promote long-serving deserving teachers or face an industrial demonstration.

TUM Secretary General, Dennis Kalekeni gave government an ultimatum during this year’s World Teachers Day commemoration in Lilongwe on Friday.

“The union met the State President Joyce Banda on 4th September over the matter and we will meet again on 19th this month, and this time around it will be a break or make. The issue of promotion is outstanding in the teaching service, to the extent that some haven’t yet been promoted despite working for more than 20,” Kalekeni explained.

“If government won’t meet our demands on promotion, then we’ll have no option but call for an industrial action, because this issue has been a thorn on our side for so long, and you know what happens if teachers were to go on an industrial strike, it could bring the country to a standstill,” warned Kalekeni.

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