Employers urged to comply with labour laws


President Peter Mutharika has urged employers in the country to comply with government standards in terms of labour issues some of which are minimum wage, safety and health, social protection and social dialogue.

Peter Mutharika

Peter Mutharika made the call.

In his remarks during commemoration of Labour Day at Masintha ground in Lilongwe, Mutharika threatened that any employers not complying with government standards will face the long arm of the law.

“Employers should strive to pay a decent wage to their workers. Many studies show us that workers who are well paid become highly productive.”

“Decent wages and incentives are investments. Employers wherever possible, let us invest in labour. Let us not go an extent of exploiting our labourers,” said Mutharika.

In his remarks, President of Communication Workers Union of Malawi Deus Sandram urged government to improve standards of the workers so that they can contribute actively in socio-economic development of the country.

This year’s National Labour Day event was organised by Malawi Congress of Trade Union under the theme “Decent work and reforms, a key to economic growth.”



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