Malawi Airlines employees are from tomorrow embarking on a strike to force management to meet their demands on the need for salary restructuring.
The company’s Transport and General Workers Union general secretary Ronald Mbewe confirmed that they gave the company seven days from the 20th of this month to resolve the issues.
“The seven days notice ends today and by close of business today if our demands are not met, come tomorrow we will withdraw our labour services,” said Mbewe.
This means all Malawi Airlines planes will be grounded and likely paralyse President Lazarus Chakwera’s trip to Mozambique slated for tomorrow.
Chakwera will be travelling to attend the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) extraordinary double Troika meeting in seeking to resolve conflicts between insurgents and the Military in that country.
In the notice addressed to management that we have seen, the Union is calling for salary restructuring to be at least closer to what fellow airlines are offering in terms of their salary grades.
The company’s spokesperson Joseph Josiah asked for more time before commenting on the issue.