LILONGWE-(Maravipost)-The Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 on Thursday, March 25, 2021 rejected the proposal for Government to pay Teachers three months risk allowances.
This against the agreement Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) and Parliament Committee on Education earlier this month.
In the agreement, the teachers had agreed to go back to work on the understanding that Education committee would take the agreement to the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 for implementation.
In a letter addressed to TUM president, Parliament’s Education Committtee chairperson Brenex Kaise simply quoted the response from Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19.
Following the response Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has resolved to resume the nationwide strike following government’s failure to provide them with allowances for personal protective equipment as per agreement.
TUM has given the government a seven day notice to respond before they begin the strike.