The Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) has slammed the decision by the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM to ask employees to abscond work on March 27 in an effort to force the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson.
MCTU President, Luther Mambala, told YFM that the decision is unfortunate, political and not in line with the labor laws of the country.
“What the opposition parties plan to is contrary to the country’s labour laws,” he said.
“Workers ought to only take orders from their employers and not any other person and if people will really give in to this, they might land themselves in trouble with their institutions and sadly the two parties will not be there to support or compensate them,” he added.
Mambala also said that the opposition should not associate politics with people’s private lives and employment.
On Tuesday the UTM and MCP parties told members of the press that they intend to force all workers to abscond work on Friday as one way of forcing MEC Chairperson, Jane Ansah to resign.