The University of Zambia Council has said that any withdrawal of labour by UNZALARU members will be premature under provisions of the Industrial and Labour Relations Act.
UNZA Council Chairperson Sherry Thole in a statement released to QFM News has since urged all members of staff acting under the reported go-slow to desist from the activity in order to allow the collective bargaining process to run its course.
Mrs Thole says the Council has not received any official communication from UNZALARU regarding the reported go-slow.
She states that the collective bargaining process between the UNZA Council and UNZALARU is still on-going and that to date, no dispute has been declared by either of the parties.
Mrs Thole was reacting to some media reports that the University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers Union has resolved to go on go-slow until government revokes the 4% increment awarded to grant aided institutions.