Malawi civil servants demand pay rises to match true cost of living: Warns of strike action

Civil Servants have issued a strike warning if government overlooks the need to increase salaries substantially to match the cost of living in the country.

Civil servants may stage a strike action
Civil servants may stage a strike action

Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU) President Servace Sakala, said civil servants will start withdrawing labour, arguing that they have been waiting for an increment for a long time to match the economic conditions.

But Minister of Finance Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe on Friday told the National Assembly that government would increase salaries for junior public servants from December this year.

Sakala warned that failure to increasing salaries will not be entertained.

“We have been patient enough on the salary issue, if you remember last time government raised salaries for senior civil servants and juniors were left aside.

“We are expecting that this time government will increase salaries for civil servants and mostly junior civil servants”, said Sakala.

The threat fo r civil servants strike comes after the judiciary strike and recently the Anti-Corruption Bureau strike which has seen workers accepting 9% and continue to work.

ACB senior public relations officer Egritta Ndala said: “We have just agreed that we should accept the nine percent raise. After all, the financial year is coming to an end [on June 30].

“However, we shall continue engaging government on the increase of salaries. The problem was that government was not delivering on their promise that is why we downed tools.”

Gondwe in his budget statement said government will push up the wage bill from K198.0 billion in 2014/15 financial year to an estimated K228.7 billion.

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boston mlotha
boston mlotha
6 years ago

childish government that changes policies any how,

Aaron Lyson
Aaron Lyson
6 years ago

Kodi financial year ikuyambira December kapena July? Chonde zibwana ayi.

Mtundu wanga
6 years ago

zosekesa kwabasi ndipo sitilola zonyasazo.
Malipiro akuyenera kukwera pa 1 July 2015 ndipo zingavute maka tiwathandiza ma Junior Civil Servants kupanga zionetsero ikangophasa bajeti without proper wage bill adjustment and change of time frame from the abnormal December to normal July.

Patrck jumma Brown
Patrck jumma Brown
6 years ago

Zandudu

Thom Thom
6 years ago

Why increment effective December while financial year starts this July.Ma civil servant mukanati mudziapatsa salary yabwino,mavuto aulova bwenzi ali ochepa chifukwa bwenzi nawo akulemba anzawo ntchito.Advice is like a second mother to a child.A boma konzani zinthu kuti mukhale bwino ndi a ntchito anu.Mapeto a zonse opindula ndi eni amalawi.

ADADA
ADADA
6 years ago

Goodall Tipe Waka Ndalama,sazacha

Wafa uli Moyo
6 years ago

Petulo Mutharika ndi saulo chilima amati sakufuna kut anthu azilandira ma change.ndiye kupanga strike n’kwabwino chfukwa ayiwala zomwe analonjeza.

Nganali Kombweke
Nganali Kombweke
6 years ago

Ationjezele basi

Blessings
Blessings
6 years ago

Goodal Gondwe chimunthu cha nkhaza musaiwale anabweretsa policy ya three yrs pension lero akuti december chaka chamawa adzanena february 2017.

ndebele
6 years ago

Tasintha boma koma Palibe chikusintha malipiro bola amayi omwe aja Tinamva kuti a Chilima akufuna akonze civil service kuti anthu azilandira ndalama zokwanira koma pano anasiya ndikumveka komwe. Mai ine

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