The sluggish economic environment in the country is affecting membership growth of the Employers Consultative Association of Malawi (Ecam).
However, Ecam says it is poised to continue with effort to address members’ needs and interest.
Ecam vice president Sean Longwe said this at the association’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Blantyre.
“The institution has maintained a consultative approach to issue pertaining to the labour market. Despite the challenges, it is worth noting that new members have joined the association thereby strengthening the voice of the employers.
“[But] memberships growth is at slow pace because some companies opt to be affiliate association within the business community,” Longwe said.
He also said Ecam will continue service delivery to its members ranging from legal opinion, assistance on collective agreement and interpretation of the Employment and Labour Relations Act.
On his part, Lameck Tchaka, Ecam member from Malawi Housing Corporation said membership to the body provides a lot of benefits and encouraged those who have not joined Ecam to consider joining the organisation.
“Every time employers have a problem, Ecam Secretariat is available to provide advisory services,” he said