Truck drivers tell HRDC hands off on strike

Officials from Truck Drivers Association have told Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) hands off on the impending December 2 strike.

Truck drivers impunded trucks on the roads in Lilongwe during previous strike

Spokesperson for the association Paul Kachitsa said the truck drivers do not want the strike for better pay to be highly politicized.

“They should stay away from the strike. In fact, we want truck drivers only to participate in the strike, no one else,” said Kachitsa.

Kachitsa comments follow HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo’s recent endorsement of the strike.

When told of the concern, Mtambo laughed off the matter.

He said HRDC commented on the issue after some members of the truck drivers’ association approached the rights activists on the matter.

The truck drivers want to go on strike after their employers refused to implement the average K100,000 pay which the drivers had agreed with the government.

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tung'ande
tung'ande
2 years ago

This man called Ntambo is proving to be a mad person fit for the mental hospital. Take your useless demonstrations to Burundi or to Nsundwe where people only know about Nyau.

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
2 years ago

Timothy Mtambo is a big Idiot I suppose kkk.He cannot use truck drivers as if they are so desperate for high perks kkk.Let them alone ,kuzolowela eti kkk.Politicks mwachepa nayo!!!Tawafunsani anzanu Bingu anawauza kuti if you want politics just come into play and we wrestle kkk.Awawa a Mtambo is just being used as the puppet for MCP kkkk.Chilima have just realized that these hooligans are not truly for Opposition but merely for MCP kkk

Shaka
Shaka
2 years ago

KOMANSO 99.9 % OF THE DRIVERS ARE NOT EDUCATED ” ENOUGH ” TO EARN A LOT OF MONEY. NDIYE ASATISOKOSE APA.
TRUCK OWNERS, PLEASE GROUND ALL YOUR TRUCKS AND LET US SEE KUTI AZIYENDETSA CHANI.

njpapi
njpapi
2 years ago

DPP WOYEEEEEEEEEE IFE WE ARE THE NSUNDWE USE CADETS KUNAMIZA ANTHU PA SOCIAL MEDIA IFE WE ARE ON THE GROUND

Madubeko
Madubeko
2 years ago

The truck owners themselves are the ones approaching HRDC to cox truck drivers to go on strike, they even pledged K50 million kwacha to HRDC in order to champion this, of which approached HRDC leadership about the proposal, so HRDC is right they were approached, Drivers too are right to tell HRDC hands off, what Drivers don’t know is that their own bosses are the ones pushing them to strike.

charie
charie
2 years ago

Tiyeni uko mwatopa ndi kuba diseal eti nanga za matola Zimapita kuti

johnbwanyama
johnbwanyama
2 years ago

Are these truck drivers employed by Govt or individuals. If they are employed by individuals, they should make an an agreement with the owners of trucks. Those who are not your members let them do their business as usual though picketing is allowed.
To owners of trucks this i s the time to train your children and relatives to run your businesses , to avoid disruptions like these.

Nduna
Nduna
2 years ago
Reply to  johnbwanyama

Great suggestion

Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
2 years ago
Reply to  johnbwanyama

You have misunderstood the issue. The govt sets the minimum payment for truck drivers as such, it is difficult for the truck drivers to negotiate better pay with the owners as the current minimum is very low.

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
2 years ago
Reply to  johnbwanyama

Great Thinker indeed,I salute you for the suggestion

Noxy
2 years ago

I salute you Truck Drivers the strike that you made last time was not marred by any violence there were zero deaths you conducted it professionally.Don’t allow evil minded organisations to endorsed your well deserved strike that wants to see fruits coming. HRDC messed up Albino demos and they are continuing messing up elections demos don’t allow them to endorse.Honestly Truck drivers strike was well understood by everybody and that’s hte reason it will bear fruits keep on fighting for your welfare you can do it minus HRDC.

APOSTLE PAUL
2 years ago

SOME OF YOU GUYS HERE YOU ARE JUST COMMENTING OUT OF IGNORANCE. THE WHOLE PLAN IS TO PUNISH GAFFAR AND OTHER FOREIGN TRUCK OWNERS IN MALAWI SO THAT MULLI AND OTHER DPP CADETS CAN TAKE OVER THE TRANSPORT INDUSTRY AND MONOPOLISE IT. RIGHT NOW AS IT IS SANGAKWANITSE COZ RASHY HAS FACILITIES AND EXPERTISE TO HANDLE TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS. PLUS ITS AN INDUSTRY THAT REQUIRES THE OPERATOR TO HAVE ENOUGH CASH FLOW IN THE BANK TO FUND THEIR DAILY OPERATIONS. RASHY HAS BEEN A HAULAGE BROKER FOR MANY YEARS IN MALAWI AND THIS DOES NOT PLEASE THE GREEDY DPP CADETS.… Read more »

EvertonVEEP
EvertonVEEP
2 years ago
Reply to  APOSTLE PAUL

well written but citation is needed. too good to be true

Kchatha
2 years ago

Kodi ma truck driver mukuvutanu Kodi ndalama zomwe mumatenga matola mumakapereka Kwa abwana Anu??? Nanga diesel uja umapopa mu tank / mu tanker otsalira uja inu simukuona kulephera Kwanu???? Pasavute Eni ma truck tatiyeni tipange park ma truck sizimadya Sima tione amene angavutike. Rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nduna
Nduna
2 years ago
Reply to  Kchatha

Eeeti eeti ISA tikhalira anthu okula mtimawa…munthu ntchito ya utrack driver Ife tisowe Mtendere just cause ndiwe driver..Siya ngati salary ikuchepa isaaa

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