Malawi Anti-Corruption Bureau staff to stage strike

Employees of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) have called for a strike action starting on Tuesday as part of an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions.court strike

The ACB workers are renewing their demands that the government should raise their salaries  to an average of 70 percent in line with their conditions of service .strike

The workers said the government had left them with “no alternative”. But to strike, arguing government has breached contract by failing to enforce what is stipulated in the ACB Staff Terms and Conditions of Service.

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.

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe has appealed to the ACB workers to exhaust the “existing mechanisms for dialogue”.

He said the government “remains committed” to improving the working conditions of all its workers within the provisions of the available fiscal space.

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thosimo matapwata
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Government should render a listening ear to the cries made by these sons and daughters of Malawi who play a vital role in ensuring that Government monies are not embezzled. The Terms of employment for officers of ACB are very clear as stated by the angry employees, They are not asking anything outside the TOR’s. Over the last five years, the ACB has lost well experienced personnel in both Managerial/Administrative and Technical fields due to low wages. Good investigators and lawyers resigned from ACB because lack of recognition in terms of remuneration packages by the Government . Please save this… Read more »
Tili Chenene
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So everybody is corrupt in one way or another

god
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who feels it knows it

Kanyimbi
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How many cases have you finished to demand more money? A chule achabe chabe.

mphini za mutchafu
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Dont pay these guys if they go on strike after all they are not all that important betere anakapanga strike ma nurse and doctors tikanadandaula

mphini za mutchafu
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Agalu a acb awonjeza every year strike ndi anzao a judiciary yet it takes ages to finish cases l agree to fire all these lazy bastards and recruit us willing humble and jobless intelligent guys

simulemba
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Any daft govt should be capable of handling this strike. Fire all ACB employees and hire new staff on a realistic salary. ACB does not add value to the country. Realistically speaking we dont this institution. It is tool used by politicians to hound its opponents. To make matters worse govt hired a wrong man as the head of this stupid org.

Romeo Hastings Bandawe
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The ACB employees are being used as weapons by the rich

mulomwe
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Lets love our country this will not help to develop this country or ours

chembwiye une
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ACB musapange matukutuku mmesa mukagwira okuba ndalama ma boss anu amagawana? iyayi ndinu augogodi. ufitina, njamja, njombwe, dikhwi, khwinthi, okonda chuma kuposa milandu, mbatizidwa pa mate,,,ngati simukufuna siyani ife tiponye kalaya atitenge kumeneko

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