Written by YAMIKANI SIMUTOWE
BLANTYRE – Employees of Nico Life Insurance in Malawi are still pressing for 39 percent salary increment as they have refused to resume their expected duties at the institution.
The employees told Maravipost Friday that they will continue clustering outside the offices until they get positive response from the management.
The disgruntled employees started boycotting work on Wednesday as “an extra mile” to force their management to effect 39 percent increment, which they demanded in June this year.
The company, a subsidiary of Nico Holding Malawi Limited, responded by giving them a 10 percent increment, but the employees argues that it was too little.
On Thursday and Friday the employees continued with their peaceful vigil outside the institution, which is along the Haile Selassie in Malawi commercial capital Blantyre.
However, they only go away for lunch and re-emerge in the afternoon hours before ‘knocking off at 4:30 pm.
The temporary data entry clerks, who were asked to go home on Wednesday, were on Thursday and Friday reported and continued with their work but this apparently did not go well down with the disgruntled full time employees.
Meanwhile, the Chief Officer Osman Karim and the entire management are reportedly in the lake shore district of Mangochi for a series of meetings whose agendas are not sketchy.