Sunday, March 3, 2024

Minimum wage stays – Government

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Government has maintained that it will not revoke the amendments of the Statutory Instrument on the minimum wage.

Labour deputy minister Rayford Mbulu says it is time stakeholders realized that what is good for the employees is good for the economy.

Mr Mbulu stated that positive economic indicators need to begin to be meaningful to citizens in the lower income bracket.

And Mr Mbulu has called for change in the mindset and perception of employers towards the disabled in society.

He says it should always be realized that if given an opportunity to work, the disabled have the potential to perform much better than the able bodied.

Mr. Mbulu was speaking in Lusaka today during the opening of a labour consultative workshop organized by Cheshire Homes.

He stated that government believes that it is only through concerted efforts of all stakeholders that industrial harmony will be maintained across the various sectors of the country’s economy.

Mr. Mbulu said the Patriotic Front government realizes that disabled citizens, in various ways, also play an important role in the growth of the country’s economy.

And Cheshire Homes National Council Chairman Gaudenzio Rossi has asked government to ensure that it comes up with a number of employment creation strategies for the disabled.

[QFM]

25 COMMENTS

  1. Nice one!!! dont bow to zfe -turkeys dont vote for xmass and you dont put foxes in charge of the hen house-keep it up pf

  2. I would never accept wages of less than, £70 000 or $100,000 equivalent and I know no one gets these in Zambia, but I am just saying and I feel sorry for people on minimum wages. But then again I am probably comparing oranges and lemons because all these do not have CIMA, ACCA, MSc, MBA and PhD soon

    Thanks

    • Mushota like your Dad who wanted to draw cash budget on ministries behalf from Bank of Zambia. funny how he got to BOZ with empty sacks of money so that they should be filled up only to be sent away.
      one thing for sure you don’t have those qualifications, if u have any u wouldn’t be hating like you are.
      your are a second class citizen where you are….get real and get a life my fellow impoverished Zambian cleaning toilets and flipping burgers abroad.

  3. a domestic worker with a small baby, will also require someone to look after her child, im wondering if the minimum wage will apply there as well!

  4. Thanks Mushota. You wish you had those qualifications. By the time I got my PhD I hand long stopped adding my my 7 qualifications. I do not even talk about them. People just respect me and talk about them on my behalf.

  5. No. 4, I agree with you, very intelligent observation, how much will a maid with a child pay her maid to look after her child while she is looking after mine?

  6. I was in favour of this policy when it was introduced but after exhaustive brainstorming sessions with colleagues from different professional and business backgrounds; I have come to the conclusion that this is counter-productive. PF administration should not be overzealous to promote its pro-poor agenda whilst its obliterating the SMEs and small businesses….this is a strategic group which we should treasure; we should instead strive to obtain middle-class status as this group strengthens economic resoluteness.Even China had to wait until it had a thriving local manufacturing sector before minimum wage was introduced…in addition China doesn’t set one minimum wage for the entire nation. Instead, the task of setting minimum wages is delegated to the local governments. cont’d

  7. What about the revised minimum wage for prostitutes? Any latest on collumn mine chinese killing thug? Did the chinese put to rest their compatriot?

  8. I agree with the minimum wage but how to apply it is the question, a maid sometimes also hires a helper how much will she pay her?? My maids have been getting K600,000 with free accomodation, water and electricity but think about the Civil Servants they all have maids.

  9. HOW Many TIMES PLEASE WILL I ADVISE THAT YOU IGNORE MUSHOTA. JUST IMAGINE THAT SHE DOES NOT EXIST AND AS THOUGH SHE HAS NOT POSTED ANYTHING. I THIN SHE DOES NOT EXIST BUT SOMEBODY HAS DECIDED TO BE POSTING ANNOYING COMMENTS!!! AND WE CONTINUE TRYING TO REASON WITH THE WIND!

  10. Please just pay us. We are also human beings and fall sick like you, feel hungry like you and have children like you. Why should you not pay us!!! twachula pafula….VIVA PF!!!

  11. This the best policy the PF has done so far. Go on PF implement. Come 2016 you have our votes. We are in the big numbers. We are the ones who wake up in the morning to vote. Bafikala aba balelanda do not even vote. They are just analysts!!!!. VIVA COBRA , VIVA PF.

  12. Good PF strategy indeed. The know where the votes come from. Maids, House boys, general workers,bus conductors, petrol attendants, marketeers, street vendors, hotel cleaners, shoprite workers, PICK AND PAY workers, Indian shopworkers, Mall cleaners,etc. That where the votres come from. You cannot ignore them……Pay them the minimum wage ….you have ther vote in 2016!!!

  13. #4, HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF PART-TIME JOB(S)? A DOMESTIC HOUSE WORKER WOULD EMPLOY SOMEONE ON A PART-TIME BASIS IN ORDER TO AFFORD TO GO TO WORK. MOREOVER, ZAMBIA LIKE MOST AFRICAN COUNTRIES IS AN EXTENDED FAMILY SET UP. SHE/HE CAN INVITE A RELATIVE TO COME AND LIVE WITH THEM TO HELP OUT WITH CHILD MINDING. ALTERNATIVELY, ON THE BASIS OF THE ECONOMY THERE WILL BE EFFECTIVE CHILD PLANNING. FEW PIPO WILL BE BREEDING LIKE FLIES IF THE ECONOMY DOES NOT ALLOW.

  14. #16, INDEED PF’s BRILLIANT STRATEGY. BY 2016 THEY HAVE INCREASED LOWLY PAID WORKERS BY TWO TIMES AND SEALED FOR 2016 ELECTIONS LEAVING THE OTHER PARTIES IN ERECTIONS. GO PF GO.

  15. MUSHOTA’S CONSISTENCY TO STUPIDITY PROVES THAT SHE IS SICK .
    SO PLEASE LETS COLLECTIVELY IGNORE THIS MORON.

  16. Some times its a pain in the ass to read what blog owners wrote but this internet site is rattling user pleasant!

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