Labour and Social Security Minister Fackson Shamenda has advised the Labour Movement to wait for the outcome of the arbitration process over the wage freeze government has imposed on public service.
Mr. Shamenda said he does not want to comment further on the issues being raised by the ZCTU in order not be seen as influencing the outcome of the arbitration.
He said that all the issues being raised by the unions with regards the wage freeze may have a negative impact on the outcome of the arbitration if not handled well.
Mr. Shamenda said government is doing everything possible to ensure that issues affecting workers are dealt with in a harmonious and respectful manner.
Mr. Shamenda has since advised the affected unions to remain calm and wait for the next course of action after the outcome of the arbitration.
The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has accused Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda of trying to create divisions in the labour movement in order to weaken the resolve to fight the two year wage freeze imposed by government.