MCTU wants minimum wage increased

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The Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) has told government to revise the minimum wage to match the current economic situation.

MCTU president Luther Mambala made the remarks during commemoration of World Labour Day in Malawi’s commercial city, Blantyre.

He said the current K687 daily earning per worker as minimum wage is not enough and should be revised. “It is very important that employers should motivate employees by giving them enough salary.

Therefore MCTU is demanding a revision of a minimum wage that has been stable for some time,” Mambala said.

“In current economic hardships K687 per day to be provided to a worker to meet his or her need is insufficient. This is why we are appealing to government to scrutinize this daily earning to improve things,” he added. S

peaking at the same function, Minister of Labour, Sports and Manpower Development Henry Mussa admitted that the minimum wage is low as it cannot even carter for transport that employees use daily.

“Indeed the minimum wage is not even enough from Zingwangwa to various employees in respective offices. I can assure workers in the country that soon stakeholders will meet and see the way forward on this issue,” Mussa said.

The labour minister also revealed that labour laws will be revised so that they should conform to the modern world.

“Public Reforms have demanded our ministry to revise the labour laws so that we can match the dynamic industry and worldwide recommendable labour laws. The revision of the laws will benefit both employers and employees,” Mussa said.

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22 Comments

  1. All we hear is minimum wage! No-body talks about pensioners! Should we assume that the high prices do not affect them! ‘Muzakuvisanga namwe’

  2. mmmmmm koma abale amalawi tili pamavuto Mk689 patsiku ndikapangasamu ikupezeka oamwezi Mk20’670 ndiye chimene timawanyozela opita ku john kokasaka ndichani? zoona malipilo amenewo mkumati ziko la Malawi ndi la mkaka ndiuchi? siukapolo uwu

  3. Ine zinazi mufuna mundlankhulise pambali,,,packet ya sugar zoona ndithu kupambana times2 ndi late yamunthu,,,,ndemukut mufuse kae amwenye,,asasamba ake amenewa muti avomera mmalo mongolamula,,,, ,,fokofu.

  4. CHAPONDA sakumangdwa y..? Adachta zja szkukwanira kumangdwa..?kusungra dolla zochuluka mnyumba komaso kuba dolla yogulira chmanga kuzambia,,,koma DPP ai ndthu,,mmm

  5. Atsitseso misonkho boma lanthundu wanji chilowereni olo kugwira msonkho wa PAYE. ti ndlama tochepa tomweti km chi msonkho phwii zatikwana mwamva mxiiiiew!!!!

  6. Akwexe kumene k 689 xikukwana atleast atat 1000 better 689 pa mwez umpeze yemwe akugwira kwa mmwenye akajomba tikit ximaenda olo akudwala! ma Sunday’s ! Magetsi skazima tikit cimaenda! Munthuyo akulandira k 20610 monthly NDE amudule pa izi then afuna alipire rent, agile chakudya mkuthekaso anakwatira eishhh!!!!!!!

  7. This is not a new thing to be aired but the problem is government. She turns a death ear to the union leaders up to the extent of going on strike. These foreign employers bribe other government officials so that the minimum wage should remain the same, this makes things not to change for the poor but the rich. After all the government fears wage bill when it comes to civil servants but in no time you see extravagance from the same.