Truck drivers’ strike in motion

Truck drivers have this morning parked their trucks and those still on the roads are being impounded by picketing drivers to force their employers up their monthly salaries and improve working conditions.

Truck drivers impunded trucks on the roads in Lilongwe
Trucks grounded
Truck drivers protest

At least 50 trucks are parked at Kanengo in Lilongwe and along the Lilongwe-Mchinji road and 100 more in Blantyre most of them carrying essential goods; fuel and fertilizer.

The truck drivers said they want their monthly salaries up to K300, 000 from the current K50, 000 a month.

“We are the least paid truck drivers in the Sadc region. What can K50, 000 do to us for a month,” said Mavuto Thuwala.

Others expressed concern that there is no job security as truck drivers, saying they are fired anytime, anywhere, anyhow.

There was no immediate comment from truck owners but government was said to be initiating dialogue so that the strike is called off and the cargo starts flowing.

Other affected areas also include Mzuzu and Karonga.

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Chipapwiche Kajhalwiche
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Chipapwiche Kajhalwiche

Ma daraiva opusa awa. Ntchito kunyamula Matola did Juba dizilo. Kukolola where they have not planted. Let the Government of Malawi build a network of railway lines so the the madriver akatangalewa can go to hell.

Tames Simuli
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Tames Simuli

Anthu akukaronga ndi chitipa bomali limakudelerani kwambiri. Nchifukwa chake anakupherani munthu ndikukumenyerani abale anu. Anakudgeyarni masuku ndalama zamigodi yakayelekera. Anapangira zitukuko kwa alomwe. mnsewu wakaronga chitipa wafeki. Panopo mwembiri ndi mokumbika. Samakuwerengani ngati anthu. Amakutengani ngati anthu aku Tanzania kapena zambia. Panopo anthu aku tanzania awasiya. asiya kumanga mombera yunivesite. akubanso gemstone kuchokera kumzimba. azigwira ku Tanzania.Coal kumchenga mine akupangira zzitukuko ku alomwe. Misonkho yomwe amatolera ku Songwe akupangira zitukuko kwa alomwe. Paziwonesero zikubwerazi muzayike miyala ndi mitengo mumisewu. mukatero nchimodzimodzi kutseka boda. Mukatero palibe yemwe aapangidwe chipongwe ndi apolisi or mdf.

Tames Simuli
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Tames Simuli

Anthu akuKaronga ndi Chitipa bomali limakudelerani kwambiri. Nchifukwa chake anakupherani munthu mdikukumenyerani abale anu. Anakudyerani masuku ndalama zamigodi yakalekera. Anapangira zitukuko wa alomwe. Mnsu wo wakoronga anamanga mwa feki. Panopo mwambiri ndi mokumbika. Samakuwerengani ngati amalawi. Amakutengani ngati akuTanzania kapena Zambia. Panopo anthu aku Mzimba awataya. Asiya kumanga Mombera Yunivesite. Akubanso ma gemstone kuchokera kumpoto. Coal ku Mchenga mine akukapangangira zitukuko kwa alomwe. Makolo anu polimbana ndi azungu pomenyera ufulu wadziko lino anakumba mumisewu ndikugweseramo miyala ndi mitengo ndipo mzungu anagonja. Pofuna kugonjesa anthu oyipawa nthawi yaziwonetsero pangani zomwe makolo anu, Muzaponye miyala yikuluyikulu kapena mitengo mumnsewu kuchokera ku songwe… Read more »

william Chirwa
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william Chirwa

Nonsense will remain nonsense even if spoken by a professor. A senior manager in govt get K300,000.00 a month and here a driver is looking for equally the same salary check my thinking. If your dont have job satisfaction leave thàts why we have more malawian doctors abroad than here. Are transportation costs here are high because of you thieved go to hell

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

In the South the most notable and Established Transport Companies are, SIKU,ZAGAF, NINKAWA, RASHY CHANGA and MULLI Just to mention a few, these are big and powerful companies and they control most of the transport networks in Malawi apart from the Rail. These Companies have diversified into different other areas of production from their transport businesses. Unfortunately most of the workers in the transport Industry are exploited in many ways not only Drivers also Mechanics, Administrative workers and workers work under very bad conditions. Working long hours without claiming overtime, Low Salaries, no leave, no substistance allowance for those working… Read more »

Noxy
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Anyone paying the Truck driver K50,000.00 must be arrested that’s worker abuse.That is why I see lots of Truck Drivers looking so thin and weary.

Chamunorwa
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Chamunorwa

But 300000k. Thats wishhful thinking.

Charie
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Charie

Siyani ntchito ngati malipilo sali okwanira.tiwone ngati mungauze ntchito , EEE EEE diseal aba ndani pot truck driver salary sayiwelengera koma diseal

GRM
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GRM

I like this awareness. Thanks to the spirit of demonstrations led by Mtambo. Malawian will never be taken for granted. What can MK 50,000 do. This is an insult.

Ndilipano
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Ndilipano

Haha truck imapanga ndalama zingati pa chaka? So driver wa std 3 azilandila 300000 kkkkkkk

MOSHKO
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PITALA WAPITA KWA PUTIN ( RUSSIA)AKAFUNSE KAYE ZOTI APANGE BWANJI PA NKHANIYI MWAMVA ? INU BADIKIRANI POMWEPO !! TAMVANA ? Eeeeetu Eeeee ! Mukumva KUWAWA heavy pitala telemu yino AMBWENU MBWENU SIBWENI NDI ANZANU OBVALA MASAKAWO

MOSHKO
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Tangowamangilani ma stadium awiriwo basi pakwana a malawi savuta —–