MCTU dates MEC over mandatory Covid-19 vaccination

The Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) is planning to engage the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) over the recently imposed mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for employees at the Commission.

MCTU Secretary General, Madalitso Njolomole, described the mandatory vaccination as a violation of rights as well as discriminatory.

Njolomole was reacting to the decision by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to bar its unvaccinated employees from reporting for duties.

He said the MCTU would soon meet with MEC officials in order to have it aborted.

“We shall meet with MEC officials soon. It is important that employers respect the rights of employees while trying to control the spread of the pandemic in the workplace. What MEC has done is discriminatory,” said Njolomole.

The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 is also on record having committed to meeting MEC officials over the same.

Currently, the government’s policy on Covid-19 vaccination is that the citizenry can access it on a voluntary basis.

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Charles
Charles
9 months ago

What is important here, human rights or human lives? Malawians like opposing every new idea even if it is a beneficial one! What MEC is doing is trying to protect the lives of its employees by ensuring that everyone at the work place is vaccinated. Many people are dying of covid 19 in Malawi today but when one’s relation is not affected by the disease it is easy to bring in unrealistic issues of MEC’S decision being ‘discriminatory, abuse of workers rights,etc’. I support MECs decision and I hope other organisations will follow their example.

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
9 months ago

Look at what the national policy on vaccination is saying. Its voluntary

President Mkango Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza
9 months ago

Tiyeni tinene zoona vaccine ena akufa nayo. Now covid moortality rate is 1%. How do you justify risking your life to take vaccine while you may recover from the real covid. So it is not even clear cut answer.

Mahilasi
Mahilasi
9 months ago

Employees also have a responsibility to protect fellow employees. Actually MCTU you should be advocating for mandatory vaccines. Your friends that have vaccinated have opened their businesses.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
9 months ago
Reply to  Mahilasi

Why should those that have vaccinated be worrying about those not vaccinated? Do we really know what a vaccine is and its use?

Rodgers
Rodgers
9 months ago
Reply to  Mahilasi

Which responsibility if my fellow employee is vaccinated.how should be that particular person affected.if you have been vaccinated dont infring others

Junky
Junky
9 months ago

Wrong picking of information,MEC didn’t bar it’s employees nor discriminate them,MEC said it on their press release that according to the increase of cases at it’s organisation,it made a resolution that those unvaccinated should be working from home until they get a vaccination,does this mean that they are fired? Is this discrimination? Let’s be honest on other issues,did the Author of this publish meet the concerned employees on the same?

Last edited 9 months ago by Junky
Johnson
Johnson
9 months ago
Reply to  Junky

‘1.Until they get vaccinated ‘ is the phrase that means mandatory.
2. Who said that the vaccinated get infection from unvaccinated?
3. ‘In the interest of employees ‘- unvaccinated or vaccinated?
All in all the whole story could easily be translated as discriminatory.

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