Monday, May 20, 2019

Malawi's National Library Services Staff on Indefinite Strike

The Nyasa Times reports that staff at the National Library Service (NLS) of Malawi have gone on indefinite strike over promised salary increases that have not come and the demand that the National Librarian, Grey Nyali, be removed from office due to abuse of power.

Library workers, represented by the Communication Workers Union of Malawi (COWUMA) say that they were promised multiple pay increases that have never been fulfilled while NLS management has established various funds to pay themselves gratuities at the end of their contracts.

Allegations against Nyali further claim that he has transferred NLS properties into his own, private possession and wasted funds on fruitless tours of the country rather than on much needed library supplies like operational vehicles, infrastructure, and books.

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