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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Vavlov
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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.

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

Henr D Banda
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akuyambisa zosezi ndi atumbuka

Wosowa kwawo alibe mpumulo
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Wosowa kwawo alibe mpumulo

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?

Mwenecho
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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

GOODAL; SAULOS ; PETER
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AMBWANA MWANA WATOKÀNAPO PHALATU YAPA !!

TITANI TITANI TITANI ?????

Tate wa matate says ;
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Tate wa matate says ;

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

vlamin
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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.

The Truthful One from the West
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The Truthful One from the West
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… Read more »
Rompwa
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Koma chaka chino ziriko!!!!!!!

Nkwanda Wilson
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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… Read more »
dodo
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Iweso ndiye mbuzi yeniyeni! Panyo pako!!! Ngati uli lova khala phe e!!! Tazingo kanda mapwala ako or nyini yako wamva!

Patriot
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APM said “NDALEPHERA INE”

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