training 1On 10th March 2012 there was MCTU/LOTCO Sweden annual general meeting at Sunbird Lilongwe Hotel. The General Secretary Shakespeare Sesani and the Chairperson of the women’s committee Zione Pakulamtanda attended the meeting.

Carlsberg and Southern Bottlers trade union held training from 18th to 20th January 2012 at Kara o Mura in Mulanje. The facilitation was conducted by hotels union OF Malawi.


On 18th February 2012 Hotels Union with funding from MCTU conducted a one day workshop for its branches in Blantyre. Facilitation was conducted by Zione Pakulamtanda Chairperson for women and Gift Mpopo the Treasurer General for Hotels.

training 2International Union for Food (IUF) meets Omara Anuko an Occupation Health Safety and Environment Coordinator from Ghana at Crown Lodge in the Malawi Capital City, Lilongwe, on July 09, 2011 where they discussed various problems.


Common problems observed were lack of funding for the affliates in their working places.


Upon hearing of the challenges, Anuko encouraged those who attended the meeting to work together and channel all their problems to IUF.


Both male and female members of Hotel, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) were on May 23, 2011 drawn from various parts of the country to Chirambula Lodge in the Capital City Lilongwe where they discussed several important issues including those to do with Gender and HIV/AIDS.