Malawi govt bows down to Civil Service Trade Union demands

Government has finally bowed down to Civil Service Trade Union demands to exempt civil servants from presenting bank statements and letters of appointments during the ongoing head count.

Civil servants at Capital Hill

Civil servants at Capital Hill

Civil servants are instead allowed to present less demanding payslips and academic qualifications certificates.

Officials from the union had aggressively argued that it was unrealistic to force civil servants present letters of appointments as some of the government employees had worked for many years and may have lost them whilst in some cases, government did not issue them at all.

Union officials also successfully argued that it was unfair to ask for bank statements as this attracts bank charges of an average K2500 per statement, a cost to be borne by the civil servants who did not initiate the exercise in the first place.

Meanwhile, the head count exercise, aimed at busting ghost workers and illegal recruitment in the civil service, is still going on.

There are reports that the exercise has exposed dubious recruitments and promotions in the ministries of health and agriculture but officials from the ministry of finance told Nyasa Times to wait until the exercise is over when a report will be issued.

Government has over 150 000 employees on its payroll, most of them teachers.

The Peter Mutharika administration is carrying out a public reform service programme aimed at making the civil service efficient and effective on the backdrop of massive looting of public money by some civil servants in the infamous cashgate scandal.

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19 thoughts on “Malawi govt bows down to Civil Service Trade Union demands”

  1. losco says:

    Comments reserved

  2. Mr Dowa says:

    Koma yaaaaa Malawi ulendo uja ndi umenewu tsopano kikkkkk

  3. Zoonazake says:

    Ndiye amene adatenga kale ma bank statement muwatani! Ka salary adawadulira K7,500 for 3 pages mwangolemeretsa a bank, mwina munapanga cholinga a bank atolere akupatseni kubomako muwalipire zomwezo anthu anu ogwira ntchito, upanda chisoni. Kodi imfa amenewa suwafuna y?

  4. Zoonazake says:

    Ndiye amene adatenga kale ma bank statement muwatani! Ka salary adawadulira K7,500 for 3 pages

  5. jahmai says:

    civil servants needs respect

  6. Lucky Shawa says:

    Nanga popeza enafe tinatenga kale bank statement

  7. Vwapuvwapu says:

    Kkkkkkkk aaha eeeehtu nanga ofuna chinthu wina alipile ndi wina, yasageira kkkkkkk

  8. defender says:

    negotiating power, not demos please

  9. nkhedu says:

    mfana ameneyu ndi dhilu osati anyapapi enawa okhala ngati muli chule mkamwa

  10. A civil servant is failing to show a letter of appointment and you malawians are saying the head counting team should not insist on that one? Are we people really serious? Is a payslip more important than a letter of appointment? CSTU you have listerned to thieves on this one.

  11. NGONGOLIWA says:

    YES SIR,
    WE SHALL NO LONGER N”GWE N’GWE N’GWELING, BUT TALK PLAINLY THAT WE NEED A 63% PAY RISE. IN FACT OUR VOICE WILL BE AS CLEARER AS THAT OF ZODIAC BROADCASTING STATION, WE WILL OPEN OUR MOUTHS WIDE SO THAT WE ARE NOT MISTAKEN OR MISQUOTED, YES SIR.

  12. Chilewani Pius says:

    Listening government.

  13. Nankununkha sadzimva says:

    The curse with Malawi is that while this may give the impression that this exercise will save little something by flushing out ghost workers, the little that will be saved will end up in someone personal account. Tidaonera ndege kuigulitsa basi mayi wina kaya ankaganiza bwanji ndalama anaika mthumba mwake.

  14. Yona Duka says:

    Thamb up Civil service Trade Union!!keep on standing for us!!

  15. Mlomwe says:

    Zitheka bwanji mu boma kumakhala anthu ena ogwira ntchito pamene sanalembedwe ndikomwe?Zimenezi zidachuluka pamene Bingu akalamulira anangolowesa alomwe ambiri mbiri opanda ndima certificates chosecho kumalimbana ndi atumbuka kuyiwala atumbuka ndiwophunzira.Koma alomwefe tanyanya bwanji

  16. Original Northerner says:

    Fair and fine

  17. cadet 1 says:

    On this one i salute saulos is performing honestly

  18. Joseph Mulingo says:

    This is commendable. Thumbs up CSTU. At MSB, a bank statement costs K2500/ page. 5 pages then its mountain to climb. Why is it that the PETER MUTHARIKA government is doing this without asking concerned parties?

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