Sep 26, 2017 Last Updated 8:24 AM, Sep 26, 2017
×

Warning

JFile: :read: Unable to open file:

Government narrowing wage disparities

Published in Capital News
Read 17855 times
Rate this item
(0 votes)

The newly announced civil servants salary increase is a deliberate move by the Malawi government to narrow the wage disparities between the mainstream civil service and parastatal institutions.

The government has announced a 45% salary increment to all civil servants. This comes at the backdrop of calls by the Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU) and Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) for a 5O% salary increase.  The groups are championing for the increase, after the government initially pegged the hike at 24%, which was rejected.

According to the director of Human Resource Management, Hilary Chimota’s, memo of October 14th , the government had approved the “revision of salaries for employees in the civil service with effect from  October 1st  2014.”  The memo was addressed to principal secretaries

This now means that on average, the lowest ranked civil servant will now receive a K40, 000 per month salary. Teachers and the Police mostly fall in this category.

Grade 1 civil servants will now get K200, 000 per month.  

The new salary structure for top civil servants such as Directors and Principal Secretaries is not known.

Mainstream civil servants ‎have been crying foul over low salaries, compared to workers in parastatal institutions, despite being pegged on the same grade.

Spokesperson in the Ministry, Nations Msowoya, told Capital FM that the increase will in no way affect the national budget. “You may wish to know that this is government’s deliberate move to harmonise monthly wages in the public sector and it’s a long term strategy.”

Elia Kamphinda Banda, president of the Civil Service Trade Union, has been pushing for the salary hike, saying “Civil servants in the country are lowly and poorly paid.”

The hike comes after the suspension of aid worth $150 million by donors since last year. In reaction, the government introduced a zero-aid budget, which has a deficit of K107 billion.

13923 comments

  • Comment Link tits tits tits tits tits tits Tuesday, 26 September 2017 08:39

    1UANQr There as definately a great deal to learn about this issue. I love all of the points you made.

  • Comment Link h1z1 esp hack h1z1 esp hack Monday, 25 September 2017 13:59

    Hey, google lead me here, keep up nice work.

  • Comment Link hack clash royale hack clash royale Sunday, 24 September 2017 23:58

    Hey, happy that i saw on this in bing. Thanks!

  • Comment Link SLR Camera SLR Camera Friday, 22 September 2017 23:12

    Hiya! I simply wish to give an enormous thumbs up for the nice info you've here on this post. I might be coming again to your blog for more soon.

  • Comment Link Grammarly Discount Grammarly Discount Friday, 22 September 2017 20:55

    An impressive share, I simply given this onto a colleague who was doing somewhat analysis on this. And he in truth purchased me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to debate this, I feel strongly about it and love reading extra on this topic. If doable, as you turn into experience, would you mind updating your weblog with extra details? It is extremely helpful for me. Big thumb up for this weblog publish!

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated.Basic HTML code is allowed.

Capital Tweets

Any data to display

Find Us on Facebook