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Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources students will have to wait longer before they resume studies after two trade unions differ on their ongoing strike.
President of University Workers’ Trade Union, Stevens Thengo, says his union will continue with their sit-in, in a bid to push for better remuneration.
“We started the strike with our colleagues, the Staff Union, who accepted the offer but we don’t want partial fulfillment of the demands. We will continue until every detail of the grievances are addressed,” said Thengo.
President of Luanar Staff Union, Dr. Sekanao Kasiya, says lecturers are returning to work because their concerns have been addressed and they are satisfied.
Dr. Kasiya said, “An offer was put on the table and we took it, that’s why we are going back to work. Of course our colleagues feel that the offer is not enough. This means Luanar Staff Union has called off the strike and will resume work."
The deadlock between the unions means classes will not resume without the support staff.
Last week, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources staff downed tools on realizing that their salaries and benefits were low compared to those in all other public universities.