High Court grants injunction to stop truck drivers strike

Government has obtained a High Court injunction  preventing truck drivers  from carrying out planned  strike action on December 2.

Truck drivers impunded trucks on the roads in Lilongwe during the previous strike

The truck drivers planned to go on strike after their employers refused to implement the average K100 000 pay which the drivers had agreed with the government.

Attorney General brought legal action against the Truck Drivers Association of Malawi (TDAM)  and  Professional Drivers Union stopping the strike action.

Court has granted the order of an injunction stopped  the drivers TDAM and their union  from staging the strike.

The court warned that if the strike will go on, the  association and union will be in contempt of court and liable to committal.

TDAM executive member Francis Mkandawire said the planned traffic shutdown was expected to affect the cities of Lilongwe and Mzuzu as well as border posts of Mchinji, Karonga and Chitipa.

Trucks are a major mode of transport for both imports and exports as well as cross-country distribution for landlocked Malawi.

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Samuel
Samuel
1 year ago

Too much freedom is poisonous. Akukana kukukwezelani malipilo ndi makampani kapena anthu amene adakulembani ntchito. Kodi nthawi imene munkalembana ntchito boma inaliko? Zikavuta kampani iyi umakafunsa kwina kumene akulipila bwino. Mutseke miseu ndi mabona chifukwa simukugwilizana ndi mabwana anu ndi zoona zimenezo? Boma mukupeleka ufulu moonjeza. Ana kusukulu kungodyera bonya basi umva aotcha sukulu, aotcha hostel. Shaaa this nonsense must stop. Dr Kamuzu Banda the first President sanachitepo zimenezi. Kenaka timva ana akayambana ndi makolo awo mmanyumbamu kuti atseka miseu kapena maboda. Ufulu opanda malire ndi ngozi.

Patrick
1 year ago

Let them close the gates of their offices. The demos should not affect businesses of well paying transporters

David Nyirenda
David Nyirenda
1 year ago

Well done, Kaphale. I drive my own truck. Why should it be detained?

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