Teachers Union of Malawi TUM has warned government over delay of paying teachers who were removed from payroll in December 2019.

This has been transpired at the meeting in Lilongwe between principal secretary from ministry of education and representatives of TUM held in Lilongwe on Saturday.

According to TUM president Willie Malimba 5000 teachers were removed from the payroll resulting in them not receiving their December salaries.

“Principal Secretary for ministry of education Justin Saidi, Director of Basic Education and TUM district secretariat and district chairs agreed that teachers who were affected should receive their salaries by hand starting from this week,” Malimba says

The TUM president therefore advised teachers to bring their National Identity CardS to the centers for identification by district education Managers.

However, Malimba warned government not to give empty promises but fulfill what was discussed at the meeting adding teachers removed from the payroll are facing financial challenges.

He said if government does not honor its promises this week, TUM will take unspecified action.