Saturday, July 24We Break the News

Divisions emerge within the Teachers Union of Malawi-TUM as some leaders have called off the strike.

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In a statement issued last night, TUM Vice President Rehema Harid and Treasurer Ernest Chirwa appeal to the teachers to resume work.

The 2, and other TUM members argue that the government has managed to address 2 of their demands. Teachers in public schools are staging a strike, demanding provision of risk allowances & Personal Protective Equipment-PPE’s in view of the Covid 19 pandemic.

The government has managed to recruit the teachers and provide PPE’s and referred the risk allowances issue to the Presidential Taskforce on Covid 19. In response, TUM President Willie Malimba describes the current stance taken by his colleagues as fishy.

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