Malawi judiciary workers end strike, resume work Friday

Judiciary workers in Malawi have ended their nearly two-month long strike which paralyzed the judicial system making the prison and police cells to overflow with crime suspects.

Some of the support staff captured  at the High Court in Blantyre

Some of the support staff captured at the High Court in Blantyre

This is a reverse of their decision on Monday when they vowed to continue with the strike despite government threats to seal off the courts and forfeit their January salary.

Spokesperson for the judiciary Mlenga Mvula said Thursday that the judicial workers will resume work  Friday.

He however declined to reveal the percentage at which they have agreed saying everything will be detailed in a press statement he is drafting to be released later.

“What I can say now is that we have reached a win-win situation with the government although it has not met our demands in full,” said Mvula.

The workers started the strike early November last year demanding the 45 percent salary increment which government only gave to the mainstream civil servants.

They recently rejected the offer of 25 percent salary increase.

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51 thoughts on “Malawi judiciary workers end strike, resume work Friday”

  1. Busy Brains says:

    Muuzane agalu inu a makhothi kuti ife sitikuswani ndipo si inu ofunikira kwambiri mu mdziko muno. Anthu ofunikira mdziko muno ndi awa; 1. A za umoyo. 2. A za maphunziro. 3. A Polisi. NB: sindinaike dala a imigireshoni ku Polisi chifukwa agalu amenewaso ndi amene akulandira ziphuphu zoopysa ku chokera kwa a Mwenye, ma Nigerians ndi ma Burundi.

  2. Busy Brains says:

    Since they have resumed work, let the govt go ahead in earnest with the salary harmonization process. Next time Malawians should be given an opportunity to vote if the judicially is vital or that we should go back to the jury system of justice. These educated liars masquerading as judges are not helping us.

  3. Busy Brains says:

    Once they resume their duties, govt should transfer all of them to different places coz ajaira agalu amenewa kukhala malo amodzi. Mai Msosa has even failed to demonstrate leadership skills. If she was a real leader, she would have reasoned with her dogs about the current economic situation, but alas! She was never seen near the reasoning bar code!

  4. Busy Brains says:

    Mumati mumati inu ma bulutu! I knew that once the govt said no January salary plus the chiefs’ call to fire you all, I just knew you would resume work. So what have gained so far? Mbuzi za anthu!

  5. Make sure these guys work. They should not regard themselves as the most important. We have doctors, nurses and undertakers who are the most important. The police pick the dead on the road and should as well be commended for that. Where were the judiciary when the bodies were rotting at Kamuzu Central Hospital mortuary? Where do the judiciary workers go when they are sick or when they die? When the government says equal money for all civil servants these idiots say no. Teachers do all they can to educate us. Without teachers we wouldn’t have the judges and they silly staff. Be reasonable when doing things.

  6. MWENENYOKA says:

    Bwana wa Mkulu wa Katangale ali ku High Court Bt. Ku Lilongwe SHERIFF KULANDILA RETIREMENT PA 31.12.14 PA JANUARY INO AMULEMBA NTCHITO BWANA WA MA SHERIFF AMENE AMABA NAYE NDALAMA ZA SHERIFF BWANA AMENEYO WALEMELA KWAMBILI NDI KATANGALE NDIPO ACB IFUFUZE ZA SHERIFF AMENEYU NDI WAKUBA .

  7. Rambos says:

    Back to bribery game or work. Next cops wl b busy arrestng protesters. Wake up malawians dnt sit ur bums whn ur nation is fallng wth tribalism, regionalism, nepotism ad corruption.

  8. Modern Malawi says:

    Muwatumize azikagwira ntchitozi ku ma court a mmizi anthuwa, musawachedwese

  9. Simeon says:

    The Courts are so corrupt and ineffective in Malawi..just close them permanently!
    The Judges work according to bribes. The Lawyers work according to tribalism, bribes and as a syndicate..The citizens seem to depend on Mob Justice than The Kangaroo Courts! Just leave the so-called Courts closed permanently and removed all the structures and erect Bars!

  10. Namarokoro says:

    Vuto lake aliyense ogwira ntchito mchipatala amadzimva udotolo. Naye sasamba wa ku judiciary ndi Chief Justice. Mabulutu! Dzimanthongo thoo m’maso! Mapazi anu! Ukalaliki omwewo! Mxiiiiiiiiiiii! Ndakwiya nanu abwilibwisi inu!

  11. Namarokoro says:

    Change jobs if u don’t like it where u are right nw. Going on strike won’t help matters. Tione ngati mukapeze ina ntchito ndi ti ma JC tanuto. Asasamba inu!

  12. Andre T says:

    well done!!!!!!!

  13. Mirella K says:

    Zitsiru za wanthu…kunyaSA! Nyapapi wanted to replace u guys soon soon…mukanaziona!!!

  14. Achimidzimidzi says:

    ‘Win – Win situation’, Well done! to both parties. I think that’s enough for the meantime. Now that this issue is settled, may the government sort out other institutions similar grievances and then engage a forward gear for developing the nation.

  15. Magongwe says:

    ITS GOOD. OSAMATERO. MUPANGATU RESIGN OSAFUNA

  16. Ernest Jali says:

    For the sake of peace that’s brilliant! Glory be to God The Creator of Heaven, Earth and everything in within!

  17. fathi slshehaab says:

    Good juduciary strike resolved…..but these guys take days to an end for cases as simple as tfc offenses frm 2012 mpaka lero yet all sides heard! guving room to prisecutits askung brubes to accused even faking facts etc..nanji akuba investigation goes in&on..yet anthu angwidwa dome cash recivered…wht?
    motu ma V8 will be motivating tools to effect justice in courts! i doubt..

  18. kkaka says:

    Zikomo pobwerera pa ntchto…anthu amadzadza mu ma cell mu.

  19. Mbaya Malawi Eish. says:

    The more Judiciary salary increment is on, the also more salary increment to other Government institutions failing to do so, expect more strikes coming in becawe are all Malawians to developed this country.

  20. shaibu wanemanema says:

    This is not a win-win situation as u put it rather its the judicially staff themselves who have suffered not government. I usually find these staff playing bawo outside their offices. Can government pay someone for playing bawo & thats my nsonkho? Forsake!

  21. BalakaGuy says:

    Boma ili ndi la ma brains,ACHINA cHILIMa mmaona ngati akunyengelerani,mapwala anu nonse

  22. Ineyo says:

    patriots we commend you.

  23. masada says:

    Nurses and Doctors strike z in the offing,,,

  24. John says:

    MAKE NO MISTAKE. GOVERNMENT DID NOT ACCEPT THE DEMANDS THAT THESE IDIOTS WERE MAKING. IF ANYTHING, THE STRIKERS SENSED DANGER THAT THEY WOULD LOSE THEIR JOBS, HENCE THEY QUICKLY ACCEPTED THE SAME OLD OFFER FROM GOVT. SO PLEASE PEOPLE, DONT BE FOOLED THAT GOVT HAS ACCEPTED TO THEIR HUGE SALARY DEMANDS, FAR FROM IT!!! DONT BE CHEATED! I WORK FOR OPC!!!!

  25. Concerned Citizen says:

    May the name of the Lord God be praised for answering our prayers that the strikes should end. Lord you love Malawi that is why whenever we bow down and pray to you, you always answer our prayers. Heal our Land God, we love it because that is where you placed us. We do not have anywhere to go. Make Malawians love each other because in so doing , we can not hurt one another, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.

  26. THIS IS WHAT WE WANT IN THE WORLD OF UNDERSTANDING ONE ANOTHER NOT FIGHTING AND CAUSING DEATHS AND WARS. ******** UNINTED ***********

    CHIEFS DO NOT SPOIL MALAWI.

  27. MUNGANYA says:

    nyumba za lend zonse konse komwe muli anthu ogwira ntchito a ku khothi mukweze ndi 50% pa mwezi

  28. peter says:

    Mainstream of Civil servants watchout .what percentage has been given to Judicial should also apply to the main stream of civil servants. Za utsiru palibe apa .Kalaliki wa ku koti asapyolere salary ya P8 wa main civil servants. Watchout guys

  29. Mwaonatu says:

    Komatu apa a chi na Sanibalati a PP ndi ma bogus CSOs sanamve bwino. Zoona mmene amakoledzera moto muja inu a Judiciary mwachita zanzeru zimenezi. Komadi ndizoona kuti satana sanawinepo, sadzawinapo nkhondo ndi Mulungu. A chi na Mtambo onsewa otumidwa ndi Queen of the Sea Jezebel JB ndi JK muonanso agwanawo. Apa ndipamene ndaona kuti atumbuka ali ndi milungu yawo yambiri, a chi na JB, LC ndi ena koma yonseyo imagwadira Mulungu mmodzi yekha wa Mmwambamwamba, Jehova, God the Creator, Mulungu wa aMalawi.

  30. Shiraz says:

    Tizingochita mokakamiza chonchi basi! Only that we have leaders in the Ministry of Education who are cowers. Tikonza tokha akuling’onofe. Where r our leave grants, Neno teachers r crying, and they are about to take action.

  31. OBABA says:

    Mmati mungatani makape inu

  32. Chindazi says:

    GOODNEWS…… NOW LETS WORK ON THE MPHWIYO SHOOTING CASE AND ALL CASHGATE CASES FAST…..

    WE SHOULD SEE SOMETHING BY THE END OF TWO MONTHS.

  33. GANGAMFUNO says:

    YAMBANISO AKUTHAMANGISENI MUONE ZACHAMBA ZANUZO

  34. MWASUWA says:

    WHO is to blem?

  35. Roy says:

    Am not surprised that these guyz are back in fffice. What people should know is that the support staff were fooled by their superiors , the Judges. While the support staff were busy playing bawo, the judges were buzy making quick money through court orders from their pockets. Remember what one judge said in Zomba? He warned the police to respect court orders made during the strike period. This shows that some people took advantage of the situation and did play their cards well. Amalawi…..

  36. Makiu says:

    Mvula should report back to JB that they have failed to bring down the DPP government as she instructed them now we are waiting for the useless CSO demons to flop because they have no basis only trying to cause confusion under the sponsorship of JB. this is a tumbuka movement. To hell with all Tumbukas. You are going to fail in your schemes.

  37. Petro Banda says:

    Anthufe akuMalawi tili ndivuto lalikulu timatenga utsogoleri wadziko ngati ufumu.Wamkulu alamulire kenaka wamng’ono,ndizimenezo lero dziko lija linali lauchi ndimkaka lasanduka lowawa.Ajudiciary saanalakwitse ayi anakhoza 100% tsono pano muyembekezere more.Mlungu saanakuikeni pampando satana ndiye anakuikani God is not happy with you I tell you.Nkhani yaying’ono mpaka 2 months kukana kugwirizana Mlungu akutsutsani,kumafunika kuti mupemphere kwambiri Mlungu akukululukireni.

  38. mmihavani says:

    Can you fire them and employ others. Ntchito zake za u clerk wa ku court zomwezi. We can employ anybody

  39. aphiri says:

    But why taking too long to agree on this? That where the problem is. We don’t want to hear that we agreed Wat and bla bla but the period was too long. Anthu a nzeru amamvana pompo pompo. Lili banja si mpaka wina atanyengetsa chifukwa chosamvetsana msanga

  40. Fathara says:

    ZIKOMO YESU PAZIMENE MUKUTIPANGILA KUNO KU MALAWI. ATATE SATANA AKUYESESA KUTI ZIKO LINO LISOKONEKELE KOMA AKULEPHELA, CHIFUKWA CHAKUTI INU MULUNGU WATHU YESU MULINAFE ZIKOMO ATATE PITILIZANI KUTI MENYELA NKHONDO IFE ANA ANU AMEN.

    1. obi says:

      you are spot on bro.the good always prevail

  41. They just felt pitty with the dead APM government!!!

  42. Bololo Wachitumbuka says:

    Za ziii mzanuyo ndiyetu anakuumilani mtima ndithu anakakuchosani ntch

  43. Alungwana says:

    The government must stop being fire fighters but must always act to avoid the fire

  44. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    We should all do the same as our judiciary friends have done. There is more money in the government coffers to spend on salaries increaments.

  45. These guys are simply arrogant and it is good that government did not fully bow to their demands. The chief justice has to do more to bring order and discipline in her workers. There is nothing wrong with the harmonization of salaries. It was just jealous that led to the strikes.

  46. Namalila says:

    Thanks to both striking staff and negotiating team from the Government. This is the way to sort out matters. Next time you differ in opinions do not take too long to resolve the matters amicably just as you have done.
    Congrats guys!

  47. swiswiri mbewa says:

    It is good a compromise has been reached.

  48. Govt shld expect more strikes. Concerns must be addressed in tym. Its jst a warning!

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