Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU) and Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) leadership has asked government to consider a reasonable increase in salary.

The Trade Unions revealed to our FOM reporters that the lower increment that government proposed was low and contrary to their expectations as such it needs to reconsider.

A Press Statement signed by the leadership of the two unions which showed that they had a meeting with Government Negotiating Team which aimed at providing feedback to the Unions regarding civil servants salary.

“The offer that Government has made falls short of addressing the most critical needs of civil servants and has failed to take into account economic hardships that civil servants are facing.

“Government’s offer also falls short of addressing the issue of harmonising remuneration in the public service as advocated by the Unions” reads the statement.

The statement also shows that the unions has urged government to seriously consider establishing the Public Service Remuneration Board as soon as possible.

“In appreciating the economic challenges the Government is going through, the Unions have made a counter offer which is substantially below the initial proposal but slightly above Government’s offer.

The Unions has since urged government to seriously consider implementing the counter offer.

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