The Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) in Kawambwa has supported its National Executive Committee(NEC) for rejecting the 15 percent increment.
CSAWUZ Kawambwa Branch, Mathews Mushibwe commended the executive in a press release to ZANIS in Kawambwa today.
Mr. Mushibwe said the 15 percent increase is a mockery to civil servants hence the support to the NEC for rejecting the increase.
He said NEC should go ahead and fight for the reasonable increment so that its members are compensated for the suffering they went through during the wage freeze and HIPC completion point.
Mr. Mushibwe urged NEC to stick to the 2002 collective agreement which gave members K150, 000.00, K250, 000.00 and K450, 000.00 respectively.
He said his branch has asked NEC not to stand back over housing allowance because this was settled
Mr. Mushibwe re-affirmed his support to NEC.
He warned that his branch is ready to take part in the strike which might be declared by NEC if the reconciliation fails to resolve the salary negotiation stand off.