Raise salaries to 70% or we strike from Dec 8 – ACB staff

Employees of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) have given government a seven-day ultimatum to raise their salaries  to an average of 70 percent in line with their conditions of service or they will  commence strike action on December 8.

Kondowe: I have forwarded the notice to government Chief Secretray

Kondowe: I have forwarded the notice to government Chief Secretray

ACB director Lucas Kondowe has confirmed that he has received an ultimatum titled ‘Notice of intention to strike’ dated December 1 2014 action and  he forwarded it to the Chief Secretary to Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) George Mkondiwa.

However, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe categorically said that Treasury would not implement the salary increment requests because that would defeat the purpose of harmonisation of salaries in the civil service, which government is working on.

The workers claim their employers—ACB and government—have breached contract by failing to enforce what is stipulated in the ACB Staff Terms and Conditions of Service.

They have given government up to December 7 to implement what is in their conditions of service or they will go on strike come December 8.

“Take notice that we, the employees of the Anti-Corruption Bureau being dissatisfied with the breach of contract by the director general of the Anti-Corruption Bureau vis-à-vis enforcement of terms and conditions of service, are intending to go on strike.

“As a dispute of right, our preference was to go to court for litigation, but since the courts are almost non functional we have no choice, but to commence a strike as a way of enforcing our right under the contract,” reads the notice.

Article 01.09.2 of ACB’s Staff Terms and Conditions of Service provides that their salaries shall be revised by the bureau any time there is (a) a raise in the civil service salaries and (b) an increase in the cost of living, according to the employees.

Further to that, Article 01.09.3 provides that in the case of devaluation, the salaries will be adjusted to maintain their current value and in the case of a raise of salaries in the civil service, the bureau’s salaries will be adjusted to a percentage more than the civil service rate to keep them competitive.

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67 thoughts on “Raise salaries to 70% or we strike from Dec 8 – ACB staff”

  1. Vavlov says:

    All this is due to rising cost of living. I wonder though where gvt will get the money. Very soon the country will have no fuel, and food; then what will happen, another request for salary hikes? This will be an endless problem.

  2. Danny says:

    IWE NUMBER 53 ATUMBUKA ANKAKULAKWIRA CHANI? OSANGOMINA MAMINA MPHUNOMO BWANJI.ZIMEZO NDI ZACHILOMWE MAPWIYA GWEBENDE OPANDA NZERU NGATI IWEYO KANYIMBI.

  3. Henr D Banda says:

    akuyambisa zosezi ndi atumbuka

  4. Wosowa kwawo alibe mpumulo says:

    Hahahaaaa! I cant stop laughing. They are just big headed fools who dont kno how to run a govnt.
    Cant you see that they are just demanding less?
    You made passport price high more than 200 percent but they are just asking small inrement. What about the lincess price aliyese amafuna kuchita bwino. Mukufuna muzidya nokha za ku capital ko?

  5. Mwenecho says:

    the conditions r just the same as those of judiciary,human rights commission and parliament and the r legally binding.watch out Goodal Gondwe akugwetselani boma

    1. AMBWANA MWANA WATOKÀNAPO PHALATU YAPA !!

      TITANI TITANI TITANI ?????

      1. Tate wa matate says ; says:

        That is not good, Mr say he will rise the salaries with 50% why these pple complained?

  6. vlamin says:

    let ACB go on strike. their role is not even important in malawi. they are just used by ruling political parties. so even if it is clossed for 10 years, I wont feel it.

  7. The Truthful One from the West says:

    I still maintain that it is the blundering Goodall Gondwe, a spent force, who is the root of this problem. After elections he said he needed three months to prepare the 2014/15 budget. So what was he preparing in three months? If I were APM I would fire Goodall Gondwe immediately. When he unveiled his 2014/15 budget I knew Goodall Gondwe has goofed big time. How can a whole Minister of Finance say salaries cannot be increased because there is no money. Zoona can a competent Minister of Finance prepare a budget without contingency provision? The result is that the Peter Mutharika’s DPP government record is the worst within 6months.

  8. Rompwa says:

    Koma chaka chino ziriko!!!!!!!

  9. Nkwanda Wilson says:

    ZIMENEZI ZATIKWANA AMALAWIFE, PASAVUTE, BWANJI NGATI NDALAMA MUKUTI ZACHEPA MUNGOISIYA NTCHITYO NDIPO ENA ALOWA MU OFFICE NDIPO NTCHITO AGWIRA MWINA KUPOSA INUYONSO.
    Just resign ladies and gentlemen, ndalama sizimakwanira munthu, and you will never get satisfied.
    The thing is how you manage your finances basi osati salary kuchepa iiii ndatsutsa. Our economy is critically ill, everybody should understand this. If I were the HE I would just give these striking staff a strong ultimatum as they themselves call it. Just seven days ndipo aliyense abwerere ku ntchito failure to so within 7 days, summary dismissal, we can’t move forward with this as a nation.
    Anthu enanu makwanu ndi momvetsa chisoni kwambiri, koma mukabwera mtauni mumafuna muzikhala madolo chikhalirirenicho ntchitoyo ena anakumverani chisoni, ma qualifications abwino mulibe. Please remember your past. Munali pati 5-10 years ago, how poor were you?
    Shame on you.

    1. dodo says:

      Iweso ndiye mbuzi yeniyeni! Panyo pako!!! Ngati uli lova khala phe e!!! Tazingo kanda mapwala ako or nyini yako wamva!

  10. Patriot says:

    APM said “NDALEPHERA INE”

  11. The Truthful One from the West says:

    This is interesting. The blundering Goodall Gondwe a spent force badly misled Peter Mutharika. He made serious mistakes when formulating the 2014/15 budget.

  12. Dan says:

    It appears we are really heading towards bitter moments.

    Judiciary has halted its functions. ACB is also about to do the same. Armed thugs are everywhere. Hospitals lack water for surgical operations.

    Somebody must resign!!!!!!

  13. Zansete says:

    Abale zikunvetsa chosonitu tsopano,pakumati pakabooka apa a APM kuti athamange akatseke aonanso Pena pabooka,asanaonetsetse kuti zikhala bwanji penanso pabooka,ndie kusatha kuthamanga,kusatha kuyankhula,nkhope yooneka yamwano,kukalamba,banja latsopano-aaaaasaa ndi mavuto. Malawians will learn the hard way.

    1. Chitsanzo says:

      Wosaona akati ndikumenya ndiye kuti waponda mwala. Abwanawa aiperekatu 70% Apo bi 92 billion cash gate iwululika.

  14. Shepherrd says:

    Koma ndiye ziliko. I cry for Malawi !Muisovenge!

  15. ACBerless says:

    EFFECTS OF DEVALUATION AFFECTS EVERY EMPLOYEE..PVT OR PUBLIC..SO WHY SHOULD THE ADJUSTMENTS BE ONLY FOR ACB? WHATS SPECIAL WITH THEM AND NOT OTHER EMPLOYEES PAID FROM THE SAME BOWL? THIS IS A GOOD LESSONS FOR FRAMERS OF CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, THEY SHOULD NOT BE MYOPIC, THE SHOULD ALWAYS LOOK AT THE LARGER PICTURE……

    After all, if not satisfied, the can resign and go for better or greener pastures right? Go yee ACB staff and seek thou them greener ‘pins’

  16. Mercy Gogoda says:

    Palibe nkhani apa. What Malawi needs to day is a pure dictator, the types of Idi Amini Dada otherwise zinazi ndi zibwana. Wolembedwa ntchito safunsa malipiro ambiri. Let government give its own ultimatum that if these Plonkers do not turn up for work on the date specified that is resignation in itself then let the military personnel guard ACB offices until willing Malawians are employed. In this time and day of unemployment people want to take the government to task? Koma Upresident timaufuna ambiri. Osadikira mpaka term ya APM ithe bwanji ndiye mudzapange campaign yakumaso kwa anthu ngati mulidi anzeru. Ntchito kukwera ya ena basi pomwe yanu munalephera kugulira matayala. Munya Mona.

  17. Bazuka says:

    Peter has told Malawians through his squandering of K70 million from NAC on NIB, BEAM, MUKHAKO & Journogate that government has a lot money to waiste. Give them what you owe them. What a useless president?

  18. Ulaha Observer says:

    Go ahead musagonje ndalama ndi diwu diwu kuboma. Akupasani ziliko

  19. Bodza la n'nanu says:

    When you manage to have all those involved in cashgate either K92 billion or K20 billion face justice and have tax payers money recovered, then you’ll have your 70%, apo biii simuziona.

  20. take care says:

    you are failling to bring people who steal money at capital hill now you are demanding increament from govt koma muli ndi nzeru?

  21. manonyo says:

    KODI NANGA ASILIKALI AKULANDIRA ZAMBIRI BWANJI SAKUPANGA AWO MA DEMO

  22. X says:

    Siyini ntchito ku ACB MUDZAYAMBE KU MAIN CIVIL SERVICE NGATI YAKWERA KWAMBIRI KUMENEKO. ANGOWAPATSA MWAYI WOCHOKA/ RESIGN. NTCHITO PALIBE AMAKAKAMIZIDWA KUGWIRA NGATI MA CONDITIONS OF SERVICE ARE NOT OK.

  23. Ludo says:

    Welcome APM to Malawi. This is just the beggining, alot is coming!

  24. Kasiya boy says:

    Money money money until when?

  25. GONAMKULAWE says:

    APATSENI ANTHU AKUGWIRA NTCHITO CHILICHONSE CHAKWALA

  26. GONAMKULAWE says:

    KUTI ADYA ANTHU OGWILA NTCHITO, NDIKUPELEKA MULAKHO KAPENA KUKA TRUST KACHABECHABE AKA CHABWINO NCHIYANI? APATSIDWE 70YO BASI

  27. saini says:

    70% is at a higher side please ask reasonable or leave Malawi work outside the country but here in Malawi will just give you 15 % or go to hell

    1. Chess says:

      Fine, we will paralyze the government. How about that?

  28. Disgrantled says:

    There are so many who are looking for jobs and would appreciet the money these fouls are getting. Fire them and employ some new staff or just dissolve the institution cause honestry, i dont see what these fouls do apart from squandering our money with their unfruitful investigations.

  29. P. KANYEMBA says:

    Another toothless body that has failed to deliver since its inception. Empty vessels make alot of noise. No wonder you shamelessly stand out to demand better perk for a job you never did to the satisfaction of innocent tax payers. ACB shame on you. Learn to grow teeth so that you can bite.

  30. Papa says:

    Bwana, mtima mpasi. Mvula ikagwa kuchuluka zoliralira, zonsezi ndi Nyika republic, yakanika federation.

  31. Uhudi says:

    Money making time Mr. Peter the world is now in your hands to judge. Mr. Lawyer rise with your books to stand for the government, you minister of Justice will be the judge for cashgate suspect now hahahahahahahahahahaha. Unameza usanatafune Pitara lero ndi izi hehehehehe. Increase the salaries for these guys as soon as possible others start kicking your mess.

  32. Alufeyo says:

    These are useless institutions. If staff of ACB believe they are marketeable i urge them to resign because govt is not going to give them the silly ,stupid and absurd 70%. Really whats soecial with these imbeciles? The government should never give in to blackmail. We can do without these baffoons.

  33. me says:

    so this guys instead of helping the country to catch thieves and put country in order and stop with corruption they want money too?
    and a 70% raise dont ask 10 or 15% because money is going out like a bag of water full of holes.this people dont care about who not even have a job.
    this is a jungle everybody want money or strike.
    one guy with balls do like this.
    u are on strike?evreybody fired and put new people to work its easy and you see people strike finish nsanga nsanga
    everyday shit.people please start thinking with head and start helping all of you each other and please put an end to this issues.
    me i do like that strike-fired.
    put new blood to start having results.
    i think they are going to have that raise because APM dont want to go to jail and he is going to give the money to this people and nobody stay punished you will see.
    im so sad seeing this suits taking care only for themselves.
    people unite and protest its a right that everybody have all over the world.

  34. Wakatangale akagwidwa ACB imangowononga ndalama zathu mdzina lofufuza umboni zopusazo zitheretu Munthu wakatangale akagwidwa azipita straight ku Police Milandu yake aziyendera kuchoka ku Ndende Osati Pa belo iyi ndinjira yokhayo imene tingathetse kuba ndikuwononga chuma cha boma apo ayi a Malawi tizingolira daily

  35. Osawawonjezela malipilo agalu amenewa Palibepo chilichonse chimene akuchita kumangodya ndalama zaulere basi Achotsedwe ntchito onse Palibe chifukwa chopangila kafukufuku Milandu yokhala ndi umboni wambiri mbiri

  36. B says:

    Does anybody in this Malawi care about the country?

    Muthalika is an individual, aged in his 70s, a lot of people at that age peacefully depart this earth.

    If we are not careful and our motives are to get rid of Muthalika, we are going to throw the baby with the bath water.

    The shape Malawi is in now, is not a time for frivolous financial demands on a country that has all along been paying its civil service with money given by others. We all know that money has been with held because of the same people that are demanding pay rises of 80% 100% etc.

    Has this country that many selfish idiotic citizens?

  37. Ian Chiputiputi says:

    Koooma! Kwacha tumbling, Judiciary, Cama,Acb, teachers….everybody on strike, no donor support, no money but with promises on cement, iron sheets, fertiliser subsidy ,etc to fulfil, no water in Blantyre, rising commodity prices, no security! OMG! THIS HOUSE IS ON FIRE! and the band is incredibly still
    playing on!

  38. MWENECHO says:

    NOSENSE !!!!!!!! Why should Malawians pay this Political Party 80 % ?

  39. Pichi says:

    Ki ki ki athu mukundiwaza bwanji? Kodi mukamaseka boma bomayo ndiye ndani? Nanji we are running zithu with our taxes! A Malawi this is a turning point in history is better to start thinking patriotic. Mukuganiza olo atabwera president wina things will be any different with this mentality we have. This are matters of principle in turbulent financial times.

  40. makito says:

    ACB workers, thank you for acknowledging that this is a right dispute, you go on strike coz the courts are virtually non functional. I wonder why the judiciary went on strike when theirs was also a right dispute according to their claims. Is it because they are the courts?

    Having said that, I wish che Pitala the best as he sorts out the mess. This is the position he really fought tooth and nail to get.

  41. uyuni says:

    zoziyamba dala, Peter u will go faster than you came on this position

  42. ANGA KHWESI says:

    MA ENVELOPE READY !! MA ENVELOPE READY !!! MA ENVELOPE READY !!! HERE COMES THE PROBLEMS OF RUNNING A GOVERNMENT USING INDUCEMENTS (BRIBES)

    OR KUSOVAKO KUTHEKA aaa???????

  43. kamfana sikusinja says:

    Chi9likumzako chigwile nyanga Boma ilooooooo odi uko mablues kukoma

  44. AMBWANA MWANA WATOKANAPO PHALATU APA !!!

    KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK !!!!

  45. godobaman says:

    koma kumenekooooooooooooooo ,wina afanso ndintima basi azikacheza ndi brazi kumalembe DPP Woyeeeeeeeeeeee.

  46. wg says:

    Wina anyera zenizeni!

  47. Chuma chobisika says:

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEE Dada a Gondwe mwachita uli ku treasury chuma chayenda uli
    mwalonga chonse.

  48. Angel of Doom says:

    This is the problem of having cobbled up education, people do not understand the implications of their actions.

    Any thinking person would have said “lets wait and see what will happen with the judiciary”

    But with our little education, we have the mentality of “Ndalama Zitha” because we know government has no money.

    So what will happen if government gives everyone what they want, and indeed the money finishes, what next?

    In Malawi we need performance related pay. What has ACB done since its inception? How many people have given back money corruptly acquired through ACB? I would say based on performance, ACB should be restructured and many made redundant.

    And what sort of unions do we have? was there a ballot which said our members have agreed to go on strike?

    Government should pass a law, about strikes. So which union will government negotiate with? If it is the civil service union, then Gondwe is right. The ACB act needs amending, it created by greedy people who had no idea what they were doing.

    1. Bongololo says:

      You are dead wrong! These strikes are a result of the cost of living rising higher and faster than people can afford them. This is affecting everybody in Malawi. So this notion that other civil servants should wait until a resolution comes out of the judiciary strike as if the cost of living will also take a break until that happens makes no sense at all. Get your head examined!

      1. Baba wa Boyi says:

        Is the private sector awarding 70% pay rises? Are they not in the same country? So the cost of living affects only those people paid by Government.

        Who needs their head examined here?

        1. Bongololo says:

          You have totally missed the point here! Again, get your head examined sooner than later.

      2. Chess says:

        People have the right to demonstrate , that is what democracy is all about.

        1. Baba wa Boyi says:

          Why do you give these stupid arguments?

          Demonstrations and pay rise are not the same thing. Are you telling me that all people that do not demonstrate have never got a pay rise?

          The issue is about pay rise, why mix it with demonstrations.

          Democracy my friend is not about demonstrations, your little education is misleading you. The most democratic countries are the Scandinavian states you hardly hear about demonstrations.

          Mwangochepa nzulu mbuyache.

          1. ANGA KHWESI says:

            MUSATIUZE ZA SCANDANAVIA APA MAVUTO TIKUWAWONA NDIFE A MALAWI NDE TIUENERA KKupanga zotithandiza

          2. Kapwipwi says:

            Kodi iwe akutuma eti? Pita kagone apa, machende ako!

  49. opportunist says:

    Time to dance

  50. John says:

    Hahahahaha. Very funny. Increase your salaries with what money? From NAC?

  51. Mavi pathako says:

    Tiziti pali zaboma apa kaya.

  52. jumujum says:

    kwacha yasika zedi boma liyenera kuwonjezera ndalama 80% apo bii tiyendadi panseu ngati simuyankha pempho lathuli pa 8th December 2014 timasha ndithu. apatseni anthu ndalama zinthu zikukwera tsiku ndi tsiku. why don’t control the prices of goods
    mbava inu muona chaka chino palibe masewera, Apulezideti dziko ndi limenelo

  53. HA !!!!! HI!!!!!! HO!!!!!!! HE!!!!!!!!! HU!!!!!!!!! MAYO MAYO MAYOOOOOO: MALAWI

  54. viktah says:

    It pours for the govt

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