The Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) employees have planned to begin their sit-in today demanding better conditions of service.
A letter dated June 30, 2017 and addressed to Regional Labour Officer for the South, Limbe Police Officer-in-Charge and the Chief Executive Officer of Blantyre City Council alleges that management has been denying them an audience to discuss the issue.
“It is our sincere hope that this sit-in is legal and formal considering that all necessary procedures have been observed,” reads the letter in part.
In March this year, junior employees of Admarc went on strike demanding salary increment, better house allowances and leave grants.
The workers also wanted their top management to be removed for forcing them to work beyond normal working hours without any incentive.
They called off the strike after a round-table discussion with management on March 14 in the presence of the then Chief Executive Officer, Foster Mulumbe.
The workers are now demanding the same salary re-alignment, an increment of leave grants, housing allowances and salary increment arrears for the 2016/2017.
The letter has two attachments, a letter dated May 18, 2017 and the other one dated June 5, 2017 which sought an audience with top management on the issue.
Admarc spokesperson, Agnes Chikoko Ndovi, did not pick her mobile phone when contacted to comment on the matter.