University of Malawi council forces support staff back to work through court order

The University of Malawi council has forced support staff who were striking to demand a 15 per cent salary increase back to work through a court order.

Chanco support staff holding vigil at University office

The High Court in Zomba has told the striking support staff to go back to work after the council successfully obtained a court injuction restraining the workers from continuing with the sit in which they started a few days ago.

The council’s chairman of the negotiating team Limbani Nsapato said the court has ordered the staff to go back to work and continue with negotiations with the University.

President of the Support Staff Trade Union Mike Namandwa said the staff will return to campus for work on Monday.

“The first thing is to comply with the court order then we will give all the papers pertaining to the ruling to our lawyers who will advise us what to do,” said Namandwa.

He said lawyers from the council and the union should be meeting soon to prepare for the court initiated talks.
Chancellor College was largely affected by the strike unlike other constituent colleges of the university of Malawi.

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Mbuzi Inu. You are striking because your children are as dull as you and are not in University. CTS (Cheaply Trained Staff)