Government promises to support employers and employees

Government has promised to continue working  with workers and employers in order to  achieve the Malawi Agenda 2063.

Speaking during a launch of business agenda by the Employers Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM) in Lilongwe on Friday, Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Labour Wezi Kayira said the achievement of the Agenda 2063 depends on government's committeemen to work with both employers and employees in order  to change things for the better.

Kayira said in times of crisis, there is a need of working together and burry the differences.

"Malawi government believes that as the work industry is changing, our practices and laws must properly reflect and accommodate these changes," said kayira.

He further said Government will support ECAM as they implement the key priority areas in the business agenda.

"I would like to ensure you that government will always support both workers and employers as its social partners  and in the spirt of tripartitism," said Kayira.

In her words, ECAM President Anne Chavula said the business agenda will help strengthening social dialogue between government and workers.

Chavula: the agenda will strengthen social dialogue between employers and employees

Chavula further said ECAM is looking  at fighting the youth employment, with an aim to contribute to the economy of the country.

She added that ECAM represents employers in among other things, the process of revising minimum wages and the highest  advisory body on labour issues.

The Business Agenda has included social dialogue, operational worker composition fund, reform labour law, encourage  skill development and promote youth empowerment.

ECAM was registered  in 1963 under the trustees corporation active of Malawi as an employer's trade association representing all subscribing employers, and has 250 organizations from direct members.