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Shamenda calls for dialogue over wage freeze

Economy Shamenda calls for dialogue over wage freeze

Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda (right) and Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) General Secretary Roy Mwaba
Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda (right) and Zambia Congress of Trade
Unions (ZCTU) General Secretary Roy Mwaba

Labour and Social Security Minister Fackson Shamenda has appealed to the Zambia Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) to engage in serious dialogue with government on the wage freeze imposed on the public service.

Speaking when he officiated at a one day consultative workshop on the 2015 national budget workshop organized by the ZCTU in conjunction with Freidrich Ebert Stiftung this morning, Mr. Shamenda stressed the need for trade unions to avoid rushing to the media whenever they are aggrieved.

Mr. Shamenda says dialogue is key to resolving any pressing issues affecting the well being of workers at any level.

The Minister states that it will be hard for government and other stakeholders to reach a positive conclusion on the wage freeze if the unions do not consider serous dialogue while the wound is still fresh.

Mr. Shamenda has since challenged the labour movement to convince government on merit than scream through the media if their calls are to yield positive results.

And Mr Shamenda says no government wants to see workers being exploited or abused adding that the Patriotic Front has clearly stated that workers should be fairly remunerated.

And speaking earlier, ZCTU President Leonard Hikaumba has observed that the country has continued to struggle with high poverty levels.

Mr. Hikaumba has also noted with sadness that efforts to create employment in the country have not been effective.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Its very diffcult to dialogue with a bully.Mr Shamenda has of late taken a stance of bully -boy when it comes to labour matters this has made it very diffcult to deal with all already fragmentary unions in Zambia.He has a tone of know it hence all those who were juniors when he was at the once mighty ZCTU are regard to be no bodies.

  2. ZAMBIAN LABOUR MOVEMENT IS DEAD AND BURRIED 6 FEET UNDER.MR SHAMENDA GET RID OF THOSE INDIANS AT KCM BEFORE DIALOGUE.YOUR MINISTRY IS IN ICU AT THE MOMENT ONLY ACTIVE IN ATTENDANDING WORKSHOPS BE ON GROUND AND SEE HOW WE BEING EXPLOITED BY YOUR INVESTORS.

  3. Zctu is a snake without teeth.i wonder y they even exist.they ar just eatin our contributions.no wonder they cnt even convice govt to scrap wage freeze.i dont knw wat th current group of zctu leadership ll b remembered for.

  4. Shamenda you don’t have to wait for the useless Unions for you to do the right thing. Just pay us fairly.

    The Union leaders are just waiting to over take your job, like you did to Liato.

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