The sit-in by Malawi Postal Corporation (MPC) striking staff who are pressing for their salary increment has crippled businesses that rely on the postal services.
Business at MPC offices in Lilongwe has come to a standstill as people cannot access postal services.
One of the staff members who spoke on condition of anonymity told the Malawi News Agency (Mana) that of some workers have been reporting for duties just to check if the management has come up with a resolution on the matter.
“This will only be resolved when salaries have been adjusted, we feel inferiority complex because the salaries for some of our colleagues in the civil service have been raised up,” said the source.
Some members of staff at the Malawi Post Office who are striking said other factors for opting for the strike include poor administration on the pension scheme and nepotism by senior staff and lamented that Lilongwe residents are being denied services .
“ Management should consider these factors and should resolve the strike as soon as possible because it is affecting many people,” said one of the striking members of staff.
Efforts to talk to the Postal Master General Andrew Kumbatira proved futile as his phone could not be reached.
However reporters from various media houses later established that the management was still holding in door discussions on the matter.