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.