ESCOM workers are reportedly considering staging a national strike over issues relating to salary increments.
Details about the strike have been making rounds on social media for the past weeks, but a source within Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi confirmed the matter.
Capital FM has learnt that those planning to stage a strike are workers at Power station in Chichiri, Blantyre.
They were expecting a salary raise in March this year, but the management assured them that they will get an increase this month.
It has however emerged that there are no plans of raising their salaries this month, as the process of issuing salaries has already started.
However, ESCOM’s Acting Public Relations Manager George Mituka earlier trashed the reports, telling Capital FM that workers were not planning to stage a strike.
The development comes amidst concerns of the long hours of blackouts that are being experienced in the country.
Though ESCOM has denied reports that the load shedding schedule has been changed, Malawians continue to be subjected to up to 9 to 10 hours of no electricity on a daily basis.