Professional Drivers Union of Malawi-PRODUM has put on hold its planned national strike, initially scheduled to begin today, meant at pushing government’s action on their unresolved grievances.
Among others, the drivers are demanding minimum salary increase and enforcement. But a series of previous engagements between the two parties have failed to permanently resolve the prevailing differences.
PRODUM General Secretary Mphatso Mollen tells us that this morning they are engaging officials from the Office of the President and Cabinet at Capital Hill in Lilongwe over the same.
He adds they will later draw a roadmap on their strike depending on the meeting’s outcomes.
But Employers Consultative Association of Malawi described the planned strike as misplaced; arguing the drivers should vent their frustrations on their employers and not government.