Castel Malawi staff push for removal of expatriate  manager from Madagascar

Castel Malawi employees in Lilongwe on Tuesday  embarked on a sit-in  and sealed the entrance to the company’s premises, demanding the removal an expatriate from Madagascar Hubert Miabay Sofiavy, Plant Manager, who is alleged to abuse workers.

Castel Malawi Lilongwe Plant staff have embarked on a sit-in to force management to fire an expatriate from Madagascar Hubert Miabay Sofiavy, Plant Manager, who is alleged to abuse workers.
The workers have sealed the entry to the premises and are barring anyone from performing duties. They have also stopped all delivery vehicles

The workers said for example, Sofiavy, despite being male, sometimes personally searches female employees’ belongings including hand bags.

Some of the concerns raised by the workers include barring them from having food, barring them from answering phone calls and women complain about having their handbags searched.

The workers barred anyone from performing duties and also stopped all delivery vehicles.

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Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
7 months ago

Shupiti. Go to work.You want to choose your own manager abongwe inu?

Big Mbuzi
Big Mbuzi
7 months ago

Where in the world, except Malawi, do employees decide who should manage them in an international company? Stop your stealing, laziness, disruption during work hours, etc. and work for your fair salary, and you will be left alone. I applaud Hubert (who is an African too) for doing his job.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
7 months ago

Many companies make loses through lost time on issues like these. It depends what policies you have but if such policies for searching and barring phone call answering do exist, then better abide.

Last edited 7 months ago by Mwini muzi
Sitithana
Sitithana
7 months ago

There is nothing wrong in stopping employees answering personal non emergency calls during working hours.

ofatsa3
7 months ago

these issues of abuse of staff by so clled unqualified expatriates is rampant in malawian industries especially indian companies,please in pectorate of factories try meet workers and hear from their side,we have examples in companies like Rab processor Export trading Group and many more

Chisale
Chisale
7 months ago

In South Africa you could have said xenophobia but this OK in Malawi. Answer your phones during break time. Eat your food during break time. This is why we fail in many things.

Elsa Banda
Elsa Banda
7 months ago
Reply to  Chisale

Too true. Whilst Malawians are generally not violent, and despite many Malawians working abroad, much of the population think Malawi is just for Malawians. This should simply be a complaint or court case, not sending someone from the country. Multiculturalism simply isn’t part of many Malawians psyche and this will make it difficult to ever enter the global community. Even looking at this issue with SA.. someone charged of a.crime abroad and the first response is to defend them because they are Malawian. This will also have repercussions in our international relations. I know some Malawians can see beyond their… Read more »

Fred
Fred
7 months ago
Reply to  Chisale

You are the only reasonable Malawian I have seen in a very long time

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