Limbe back to business as shop workers get pay increase

Limbe business is back to life.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Limbe business is back to life.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

It’s now business as usual in the Limbe central business district (CBD) in Blantyre after shop owners agreed to raise wages for their staff who had earlier staged a sit-in  strike pushing  their employees especially Asians, Nigerians, Chinese,  Lebanese,  Tanzanian, Rwandans and Burundi nationals to hike their monthly salaries.

The wages have gone up by 25 percent for the lowest paid and 10 percent for the highest paid.

The workers’ monthly housing allowance has also been raised from K4 000 ($8) to K6 000 ($13) whereas bereavement allowance, paid when an employee’s relation dies, has been increased from K20 000 ($43) to K30 000 ($65) with immediate effect.

Limbe Workers Representative Union president Joseph Jana said they are “happy” that most of their demands were addressed.

Altaf Muhammad, a representative of the shop owners, confirmed that an agreement has been reached that a wage increment is expected to be effected in May every year.

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MVANVARA
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Boma Lilowelelepo Pankhani Zimenezi

Livulezi river
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Nanunso ogwira kwa a Mwenye, Vuto muli nalo ndi lakuti ambiri mwa inu ndinu osaphunzira!! Ndiye palibe chifukwa chakuti azikupatsirani ndalama zambiri ngati munataya nthawi yanu ku sukulu chifukwa izi zidzapangitsa ana akubwera kutsogoloku kunyozera maphunziro poganizira kuti adzalandira ndalama zambiri kwa Mmwenye ngakhale osaphunzira!! Mwa a Mwenye momwemo alipo anzanu ophunzira akusangalala!! PASAVUTE, simunachedwe, ngati zikukuwawani, siyani ntchitoyo mukayambe sukulu ndipo pobwera uko mudzaona kusintha kwakukulu!! Inu mukuona bwaaaaa?????

cris henry
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pathako pako wamva

Livulezi river
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The most painful thing is that these Mwenyes bring in their dogs from India and pay them hefty salaries at the expense of local Malawians, yet their duty is being a guard. Mmalawi muno muli TSANKHO lomwe akupanga a Mwenye. Govt should engage researchers and find out what am talking here. If govt is really serious with empowering the locals, then let it start with dealing with these Mwenyes by deliberately giving more business tenders to the locals. By the way, if there are also govt department that don’t wish this country well, then it’s Immigration!!!! These idiots at immigration… Read more »
Livulezi river
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Does this mean Limbe Mwenye workers only or the whole country? I mean there also Mwenye workers at Maselema, Ginnery corner as well as Blantyre who are also eagerly waiting for the increment. For instance, there is a certain family turned into company firm that pays a worker K2500 per week and this translate into K10000 per month yet the owners are busy buying very expensive cars every two months!! I think it’s high time our govt intervene by imposing rules that can safeguard the locals from being exploited. If one feels can not manage to pay that much to… Read more »
cbk
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KU LIMBE ZATHEKA NANGA KU BT SHOPS ZIDIKILENSO MARCHING?IIH KAYA MUDIKILE MUONE.

daud
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Increment for the all malawi business ppl y divideing in race

sautso chathyoka
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zinakati zizitere bwanzi zikukoma ndithu……keep it up.

kabaka mutesa
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Mwatasa ma burundi,mpaka kumapha amalawi

nkanasi
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mumadikila alire kaye anthu nkupanga bwino act?

George Lihoma.
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Aboma mutengepo phunziro apa.Why like ku Health,ma junior workers kuwapatsa malipiro ochulukilapo August ndi September then nkumati munalakwitsa nkuwadula mosaona kuti they are the lowest paid civil servants.
Kuwadula ndi zoona,koma momwe mukuwadulira is very irksome.Nearly 30%,that’s too much.
Boma limadandaula kuti maBank akumakweza kwambiri chiongoladzanja-then what’s this you have done.
I DOUBT IF THIS IS NOT ANOTHER SALARYGATE.

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