Mzuzu City Council (MCC) workers have downed tools to force the council to pay them their four months’ outstanding salaries.
The workers were last paid in December 2019.
MCC has been experiencing turbulent times due to revenue under-collection.
The council’s workers’ union president, Typen Kamanga, confirmed that the workers are demanding their dues in the wake of coronavirus which has brought some eventualities.
But the council’s acting chief executive officer Chrispin Banda assured the employees that plans are underway to ensure that they are paid.
However, this did not go down well with the employees who said they are tired of waiting for their dues.
In an interview, MCC public relations officer Macdonald Gondwe said the employees’ demands are valid.
However, he asked the employees to understand the times the council is passing through.
“There is need to follow the right procedures and use recommended channels to present their grievances,” he said.
Gondwe then urged the city’s residents to pay all outstanding rates, including market fees, city rates and other charges.