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Alba Iulia
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Labour movement unhappy with continued wage freeze

Economy Labour movement unhappy with continued wage freeze

The Labour movement has lambasted parliamentarians demanding for salary increment.

The movement has also charged that the ongoing wage freeze is tantamount to stagnating the workers’ worthiness.

Federation of Free Trade Unions in Zambia (FFTU) acting president Msiska Chinagti described the action by some parliamentarians for salary increment as selfish, disgusting and alarming.

Mr. Chingati says that the demand by some parliamentarians to press for salary increment is unwarranted, selfish, disgusting and alarming.

He said it is improper for legislatures to start requesting for salary increments after endorsing the wage freeze on public service workers.

ZANIS reports that the Labour leader said this in a statement released in Lusaka, yesterday.

Mr Chingati noted that former public service workers are still waiting to be paid their pensions and some of them have since died without receiving their dues.

He said FFTU was not impressed by the current debate in parliament describing it as an indication that parliamentarians do not research on issues to be debated on.

Mr. Chingati said there is no justification for member of parliaments to request for a salary increment .

He said the country needs committed and selfless leaders and not those wanting to amass wealth at the expense of the suffering majority.

Mr. Chingati explained that wage freeze is applicable in the event where institution faces redundancies or bankruptcy.

He further stated it was surprising to note that government went ahead and endorsed it the wage freeze without consultation.

Mr Chingati said negotiations between the public service workers and government should go on without interference.

4 COMMENTS

  1. The Zambian Labour movements are money hungry and misrepresent their workers mostly but their tummies, nonsense.

  2. TROUBLE IS LABOUR MOVEMENTS IN ZAMBIA ARE ALWAYS LED BY VERY UN EDUCATED PEOPLE WHO ARE ALWAYS ELECTED ON SYMPATHY GROUNDS. A LABOUR LEADER MUST BE HIGHLY EDUCATED TO BE ABLE TO TIE WAGES/SALARIES WITH THE ECONOMY OF THE COUNTRY. THEY MUST UNDERSTAND THIS AND EDUCATE THEIR LABOUR FORCE. THEY THINK THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE INCREASING WAGES OR SALARIES EVERYDAY. UNDERSTAND WHAT INFLATION MEANS FIRST AND WHAT BRINGS ABOUT INFLATION. NOW THE CALIBRE OF LABOUR LEADERS IN ZAMBIA LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED. HOW DO YOU EXPECT WAGES TO BE INCREASED ABOVE WHAT THE COUNTRY CAN PRODUCE. CIMO NAMA MPs.

  3. The economic land scape is changing in the world and Zambia is not an island to work out its own existence economically. To slap wage freeze when the nation has a blotted cabinet, plethora of ministers and deputies posts created out of convenience and permanent secretaries without number is being unfair if not evil to workers prohibiting them fair salaries.
    Young leadership, educated with modern business management acumen using workers productive process management techniques can address this shambolic and shameful day light robbery of workers can fix an economy supporting workers. Viva UNPD, viva HH. Am in.

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