NFRA staff demand 45% pay rise, down tools: Malawi relief distribution affected

Staff at National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) have started an indefinite strike over of workplace grievances, including demand for pay rise for up to  45 percent.

Strike action at NFRA
Strike action at NFRA
NFRA staff down tools
NFRA staff down tools
Food reserves
Food reserves

Striking support staff spokesperson Jimukase Phiri told Nyasa Times that management effected a  10% salary increment in November 2014 but that was not enough.

Phiri said members of staff at NFRA are the list paid among all the statutory corporations.

On Monday, the management came to address the striking members of staff accusing them of engaging in illegal strike.

NFRA spokesperson Brenda Masanza confirmed that staff downed tools at the headquarters at Kanengo in Lilongwe and presented a petition full of workplace grievances, including demand for pay rise.

Masanza said the workers have been persuaded to resume work while negotiations are  going on

Currently there is fear that relief exercise currently taking place in various parts of the country, following the floods which hit the country ,  might be affected since the World Food Programme tracks are denied entry into the premises to collect the maize.

ADMARC tracks are alsi denied entry to collect maize and distribute in their satellite depots.

Meanwhile, Phiri has disclosed that there is also another fear that maize might discolour due to undrained underground water.

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Wailing Soul
Wailing Soul
5 years ago

Alfred Chauwa, what do you mean in the final but one paragraph that “Admarc tracks” are being denied entry? Can “tracks” move? How can you move the running tracks at the stadium for example?

TAWONA BEWULA
TAWONA BEWULA
5 years ago

Where is Beautify Malawi to take care of rotten maize

Gimbogo
Gimbogo
5 years ago

Ziwoneka mapeto ake

galu wa galu
galu wa galu
5 years ago

FIRE them all. This is not time to strike. They are taking advantage of the FLOOD victims.

Hoitty
Hoitty
5 years ago

Boma likhalile kumamva izi kungachere? plz Peter act with an iron fist on these strikes like Bingu.Fire them all, especially these not too hard to replace jobs. I remember when Kahuna was alive Minibus owners tried to go on strike it did not reach 3pm. They went back n the roads after Kahuna announced that he will ask AXA to start operating city line buses. Bingu analibe masewera

Bongololo
Bongololo
5 years ago

Ntchito za manja a Peter Mutharika! What a disgrace!

freedom
freedom
5 years ago

CEO akulemphera kuwauza anthu chilungamo,ndiwozikonda osafuna kuwauza ma bwana ake chilungamo kuti zithu zinakwera kale kale.The need to overhaul the whole system is highly overdue.anaolesa billions worth of maize and now again.no no hire a new boss who can change the whole system.imagine in most reserves the stacking machines stopped working kale kale hence making people to work manually hence make the job ngati thangata.please get the workers demands with action.some people have been there too long and and they think they are landlords and untouchables.stop keeping people who can not derive .

chete
chete
5 years ago

Eeee simdikudwa

Mwandumbo
Mwandumbo
5 years ago

Siyani ntchito agalu inu, ulondwa wachimanga does not need science. Mbadza zanu, anthu akufa ndi njala inu mukupanga strike?

kd
kd
5 years ago

boma mumalifuna Lija ndi limenelo ….. inu cardiac arrest ikupezani ngati achimwene anu aja

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