Workers lock Neno council offices over unpaid salaries

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Neno district council workers this morning shut down the district’s council offices in protest over unpaid salaries.

StrikeIn an interview, Neno district commissioner (DC) Memory Monteilo admitted that the council has been failing to pay its workers since January.

According to Monteilo, she learnt of the development this morning as she got surprised that the car that was supposed take her to the office did not come. She was later told that the offices had been shut down.

The DC said discussion with the workers are underway to map the way forward on the matter.

Monteilo added that she will try all means to deal with the matter accordingly to make sure that the workers get back to work and that they receive their salaries.

In a related development, workers of a company constructing the Nsanje youth centre stadium have converged at Nsanje district council offices to demand payment for the project.

The workers said they learnt that their boss is failing to give them their money because the district council has not yet paid the contractor.

The construction workers have since threatened to continue protesting until they are given their money.

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19 Comments

  1. the government bcoz district coucil’s money is being made by it self not from the ministry. ngati salare simukulandi koma ndalama mukumatoera zokwanila ndie kuti palipo pamene zikumaima kapena kulowelatu, mufufze bwino mukapezapo chotsanippo chiphyinjocho. Ife ku Rumphi kuno yimeneyo ndimbiri yakale chifukwa a council employees akusangalala ndi mabosi akusamalilira pankhani yama sslsries. Mugwirizano ukuyamba ku otolela ndalama kufikila mpakano kwa DOF ndinso Kwa DC. GOOD MANAGEMENT TEAM

  2. the government bcoz district coucil’s money is being made by it self not from the ministry. ngati salare simukulandi koma ndalama mukumatoera zokwanila ndie kuti palipo pamene zikumaima kapena kulowelatu, mufufze bwino mukapezapo chotsanippo chiphyinjocho. Ife ku Rumphi kuno yimeneyo ndimbiri yakale chifukwa a council employees akusangalala ndi mabosi akusamalilira pankhani yama sslsries. Mugwirizano ukuyamba ku otolela ndalama kufikila mpakano kwa DOF ndinso Kwa DC. GOOD MANAGEMENT TEAM

  3. Since january no salaries, What do ur bosses react to ur hardship living since u r also the custodians of ur famillies who depend on u?? How z ur revenue collection status, is it high or low?? Have ever detected the prossessing system from the source to u the consumer. Here I mean from ticket sellers or revenue collectors, cashiers office, director of finance up to the revenue bank statement. By doing this u can easly know where the problame is and eliminate it to make things moving. Dont blame

  4. These are direct employees, directly recruited by the council and it is the responsilibity of the council to pay them and not the central govt. These people collect revenue through market fees, licences etc and it means their remittance to the council was not ploughed back to them for their efforts as wages. The DC should not be surprised that her office was closed when she is duty bound for the welfare of her staff.