University of Malawi (Unima) Workers Trade Union’s (UWTU) quest to get a 40 percent salary increment continues to gather momentum.
At a meeting held on Tuesday in Zomba, Unima Council offered the workers a 12.5 percent increment.
According to a communiqué signed by the council’s negotiating committee chairperson Limbani Nsapato and UWTU president Mike Namandwa The Nation has seen, the issue was amicably discussed at length and negotiations are still in progress to reach a consensus.
Meanwhile, the union, which gave a 21-day ultimatum to Unima management last month to raise their salaries or face industrial action, has appealed to workers to maintain peace.
The demands by the Unima support staff also come at a time when Chancellor College students are about to resume classes next week Monday after a lecturers’ strike forced the college to fail to open for over six months.