Authorities at Judiciary have said there is no money to meet the 27 per cent pay hike demand by support staff, bringing fears of prolonged and protracted strike.
Mlenga Mvula, spokesperson for the Judiciary said Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda has said the government cannot meet the pay hike.
“The country is going through economic problems, the Judiciary cannot therefore afford the pay increase demands,” he said.
He said Judiciary has told the striking staff to wait until the economic situation improves.
“When the situation improves, their demands will be considered,” he said.
However, striking staff spokesperson Andy Hariwa said the support staff will continue unless the government effects the demanded new salaries.
Malawi Law Society president John Sudzi Banda said his organisation would take a mediatory role on the issue.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :