Civil servants salary increase remains 24% -Malawi zero-aid budget

Members of Parliament passed the 2014-2015 budget which carries a 24 percent average wage increment for civil servants but the public service trade unions have rejected that  increase demanding more than that, paving the way for possible industrial action.

Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Nations Msowoya said what the government offered  is what it could afford and that there will be no further increase.

“What the minister presented in Parliament is what the treasury could afford to release and it was difficult to increase the allocation because of the prevailing economic constraints. Availability of funds determined the allocation and 24 percent is what was considered as the best offer.

Msowoya:  Offered what government would afford to pay

Msowoya: Offered what government would afford to pay

“However, the ministry is still waiting for the resolution from the [Government] Negotiating Unit to know the way forward,” Msowoya said.

CSTU President Servace Sakala told a local daily that the negotiations between government officials and the union leadership are still underway with the hope that government will use some money within the approved budget to beef up the wage bill.

“Basically the money which would be used to increase our salaries with more than 24 percent is within the same budget. We know it is possible for the government to take money from somewhere within the same approved budget,” Sakala said as quoted by Daily Times.

Government Negotiating Team leader  Ben Botolo hsaid if government were to accept the counter-offer, the Malawi economy would collapse.

According to Centre for Social Concern, the basic needs basket for a family of four ranges between K113 000 and K130 000 per month. However, the lowest paid civil servant receives less than K55 000 monthly.

But Unison sources said strike is one of a range of possible options they will be considering following the decisive rejection of the 24% pay rise.

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pooooopo
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Guys, zinalakwika ndi previous government. Mumvesese kuti this is ZERO AID budget chifukwa cha cashgateeeee!!!! ok chabwino basi boma lingolamula aliyense azipereka pa chaka 2000 kwacha kuti boma lipeze ndalama zokuonjezerani malipilozo, musangalala? nde mukuti boma likatenge kuti ndalama? likakweza ma feez azinthu zina ndi zina mukutiso boma lalakwa? nde litani bomalo? this is the best the government can offer pliz. Iam a CIVIL SERVANT my self koma ndikutha kumvesa. Khalani ndi umunthu guys. Musalowesepo ndale apa. This year ndi yovuta. Next year it will be another increment. Things are not ok economically in Malawi so boma lili pa pressure.… Read more »
Mam nyox
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mudzadziwa kuti nyau mmunthu 2019.mudzatifuna alomwe ,agalu inu

peter
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You Policemen you were saying chala m’mwamba ndizimezotu mukulira chiani? Mukhaula. 24% basi yakwan imeneyo . muzigona nyumba ngati ndendezo basi simungamange nyumba olo ya a mai anu kumudzi kwanu munya muona. Paja mumabvina kuti Mathanyula wawina mukhaula. Nanga uniformu ija amakuudzani kuti akugulirani nthawi ya kampeni iri kuti? Mabanja anu ntchito kugulisa kanyenya m’mbali mwamseu ndi thobwa zomvetsa chisoni Nyumba zanu za chipinda chimodzi basi. Nanga lero mukuliriranji? 24% basi kwainu apolisi. Bola Mai aja amakupasani thumba la chimanga . nanga mathanyula ali ndi munda?

Jordan Chikoti
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please motivate the civil service with atleast a 60% salary increment since they are doing a very recomendable job.

Umunthu
Guest

Where are you Elijah Kamphinda Banda? Mukadakhalapo Dr Kamphinda Banda, we would have won this battle. But these guys you left, are yet to help us. Kodi mumakasankhirana kuti?

Concerned citizen
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Count your self highly favored to have gotten such a good increase.

okwiya ku makanjira
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zili bwino anthu tinavotera ngati tayiwala boma limeneli litichangamutse kuti 2019 tizasankhe mwanzeru

godobaman
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mfiti sikudya maliro kokha koma zomwe akuchita a DPP ndi ufiti ndithu wapadera

Cutbert Kamanga
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Munawombera nfiti manja.a polisi ndi teachers r fools.u made ths nyau to win:mukulira chani?shupiti:mukanali kukhalira katapila:agalu inu!

GADABWALI
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You promised us SADC salaries, is this wat u meant? Sitiyiwala, mudzatifuna agalu inu.

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