National Registration Bureau workers give ultimatum on pay rise

National Registration Bureau temporary workers have given the bureau up to seven days to increase their monthly allowances or else they will down tools.

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One of the supervisors in the ongoing registration for the national identity cards, Chipiliro Ndala said the K150000 for supervisors and K120000 for others monthly allowance was just insufficient to cater for accomodation, food and other expenses. “We want them to respond to our concerns. In some instances, we sleep in class rooms without windows with all the equipment. In some cases, we sleep in places without toilets,” said Ndala.

He said the petition has gone to parliament, donors and Pricewater Coopers, among others.

National Registration Bureau spokesperson Norman Fulatira said his organisation already engaged the workers in negotiation soon after rumours started spreading that the workers intended to strike.

“As government, we are concerned with the grievances, this is why we initiated talks on the matter,” he said.

He confirmed there is a high rate of resignations, the latest being 17 workers who resigned recently.

At least 1.1 million have been registered for the national identity cards.

The registration exercise has faced several challenges which include break down of registration machines.

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Chitsamunda Ayi
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This is more than chitsamunda or thangata. Inu akuluakulu monga mukulandira zochepa? Programuyi ili ndi ndalama zbiri chifukwa ndi yokonzekera. Koma mwathyolera nthumba ana ndi kuwamangilira ku ngolo nkumawakwapula inu mutakwera pa ngolopo. Chipongwe! Akule a vumbwe otantha pa tsekera

CHIMVQ
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how much is that money in us dollars per month ?? Lets assume its 150 or 200 us dollars per month NO ! NO ! NO ! THE MONEY IS NOT ENOUGH EVEN NOT ENOUGH FOR A DAYS PERKS LATER ON WE WILL HEAR OF WORKERS STEALING CAMERAS AND COMPUTERS TO SELL TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR LIVING WHY ?? POOR WAGES !! HOW MANY CLIENTS DO THESE PEOPLE SEE PER DAY ??
jamie wa jamie
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Ndikudabwa kuti aPolice akupatsidwa k80.000 bwanji pamene akuyenera kuti azipatsidwa K150,000 pet officer! zikukhala bwanji?Kodi ndalama za ma donars kumathyolera m’thumba?

NGWAZI
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THIS IS YET ANOTHER COLONIALISM/CHITSAMUNDA/THANGATA SYSTEM !! WHY ?? HOW ??? YOU EMPLOY PEOPLE WITH NO FIELD ALLOWANCES ACCOMODATION ALLOWANCES AND THE LIKE ?? AT THE END OF THE MONTH YOU GIVE THEM THOSE PEANUTS ?? SHAME !! SHAME !! THOSE ARE WAGES FOR A HOUSE GIRL WITH FOOD ACCOMODATION PROVIDED
mtete
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Mark my word. These field officers will be well catered for and do a good job once they move South, resulting in a lot more people than the Centre being registered.

I am sure the financiers of the project did not budget for payment of pea nuts as salaries.

gertude
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Koma malawi sazatheka. Kuba basi. These guys were supposed to receive good perks koma those in authority decided to cut their allowances. Ndava chisoni with those who resigned their jobs hoping to receive good perks from NRB. Bola to those that were not working.

DO
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Give them good perks
including field allowances
don’t put the money from donors
Into your pockets while workers are ssuffering

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