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TUM STANDS ITS GROUND ON RISK ALLOWANCE
By Kenson McCloud
The Teaches Union of Malawi is set to meet government representatives this Tuesday to resolve the ongoing impasse over teachers’ demand for risk allowances.
The second week stay away has paralyzed the education sector especially in public schools.
TUM president Willy Malimba said the meeting will determine the next course of action for teachers.
"This week we are continuing with our strike because up to now the government is yet to offer a solution to this issue," said Malimba.
Malimba insists that most schools have insufficient personal protective equipment despite making pledge on the same.
"Government is very good at talking but when it comes to implimentation its a different story," Malimba said.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Education released a circular calling for all teachers to resume work on Monday the 1st of March, an order which has not been adhered to.