Leopard match workers on strike, demand bonuses and xmas gifts

Over 250 workers from a match making firm, Leopard Matches Limited in Blantyre have downed tools, demanding end of year bonuses and Christmas gifts.

The workers have vowed not to return to work until management bows down to the demands.

On Wednesday, the strike was in full swing as the Leopard Match premises were deserted.

Management refused to grant Nyasa Times a formal interviiew, saying  the were waiting for the Malawi Congress of Trade Unions to mediate.

One of the management team who refused to be identified, ruled out the management implementing the demands, saying they are unrealistic in this hostile economic climate the country is going through.

He said the country is going through severe financial problems.

Workers union representative Siphton Banda told the media his fellow workers are disgruntled that the company stopped provision of onuses and Christmas gifts seven years ago.

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botomani
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Kodi mwenye amaperekanso bonus ?

The Patriot
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Common sense wil dictate to all articulate Malawians that these are not the times to cry for such things as bonuses and christmass gifts! What is happening at Leopard matches just proves the irony that common sense is NOT that common! Do we need a scientist to to inform them that these are hard economic times? Amangwetu ngati mukufuna funsani kukwezedwa malipiro, apa mukuchepa nzeru koopsa! Anakuuzani ndani kuti bonus amalilira?? Even CEOs get bonuses onky when a company is doing ok, mukumva inu opanga machesi?? Masiku ano macheso ali mbwee, kale munali nokha hence company yanu inali ikutakata, lero… Read more »
Elukuluku
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Mr Barati MD and Mr Muwowo Finance Manager aba kwambri azipita,Malamulo akunja awa bwanji kodi wakalamba kwambiri

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