Lilongwe City Council workers threaten strike from Dec 19

Workers at the Lilongwe City Council have threatened to go on a strike demanding salary increase from December 19.

According to the letter seen by Nyasa Times dated 15 December, 2014, addressed to Local Government Employees Union (LGEU), Director of administration, All Directors, Mayor of the Lilongwe City, Ministry of Local Government and  Ministry of Labour,  the workers give notice to withdraw labour starting from December19, 2014.

Hara: We have increased their pay
Hara: We have increased their pay

“All ground workers will converge at Lilongwe City Council Headquarters where we will start our strike demanding the pay rise,” reads the letter in part signed by Wyson James and Richard Chitsonga.

But in an interview on Wednesday, LCC chief executive officer Richard Hara confirmed about the impending strikes.

“Yes am aware of that development but it will not take place because we have already adjusted their salary upwards and we have just communicated the same to them,” said Hara.

Hara said: “We are waiting for our friends from Blantyre to meet and compare the figures  since according to the act salaries are supposed to be the same.”

Meanwhile, from courtroom staff on strike for the past  six  weeks to primary school teachers boycotting classes to obtain salaries not paid for the past six months, labour militancy appears to be on the rise. Supporting staff of the University of Malawi have also launched a sit in to demand a 45 percent salary hike.

Doctors and nurses in public hospitals are also demanding pay rise and threatening to withdraw labour.

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Mwanakhu
Mwanakhu
5 years ago

Why is government still keeping votegater Richard Hara at the Council, things are not working at the council, he is purely the son of amai Joice Banda. Please romve him, i have spoken

Malawian
Malawian
5 years ago

Atumbuka this time around you will not succeed to bring the president down. We are watching you closely and we will not participate in your organised demostrations. You can fool people sometimes but not all the times. The elections results are a testimony to this.

ZADALA SAYS
ZADALA SAYS
5 years ago

Abale wonena ndiye analiko koma kunsamva. Choti mudziwe ndi chakuti chosamva mmasamba chidaphikilidwa. Union tili pambuyo panu nga! nga! nga

Alarmson Kamanga
5 years ago

I hate Peter!

lilian
lilian
5 years ago

Richard Hara is PP why is he there as ceo?amachita kumavala pP badge uyu.

Pamwamba pa galu
Pamwamba pa galu
5 years ago

Pangani strikeyo. inu a zinyalala ndiye sitingakunyengelereni, sitingakudandauleni tilemba ena, ndani angakanike kukokola zinyalala?iya! mwazolowela eti?mwalionerela bomali?pitani muzikalima tili ndi zambiri zofunika tiziganiza osangoti poti a ma khoti akupanga strike ndiye ndi azinyalala omwe mulibe kaso eti?bwanji strike yanu simunkapangilatu nthawi ya jb? zoonerana?muasiye a makhothi tiaonjezere ndalama kaye kenako ma strike anuwo later next of next year december. Ndinu achiwembu mukuphuna kupha president so. Enanu tizingomangatu ndi treason kaya imeneyi.

Bwampini wa Muthanyura
Bwampini wa Muthanyura
5 years ago

Government shut down mode…

Achawa
Achawa
5 years ago

Koma muimbaa? Ndikukuonanitu. Zikafika spa timati neti yabooka

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5 years ago

kodi a malawi dzikoli tikupita nalo

smart citizen
smart citizen
5 years ago

Everybody needs a pay raise in Malawi.We all don’t need to walk on the roads for a pay rise.What have these city workers done in Lilongwe to have a pay raise?Lilongwe is the dirtiest city in the world.Mabi aliponseponse Ku oldtown yet they need a pay rise.Just hearing that Pitala is goofing on everything then you are taking advantage of him.They r heaps of rubbish all over oldtown.People are defecating and urinating everywhere from the mmemo they r cooking everywhere.Mr Hara your people don’t deserve a pay raise until they sweep and burn all the rubbish around all LL city.

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