Government has warned he will not waste time to have work permits of foreign contractors exploiting workers revoked.
LUAPULA Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa says all foreign employers who were in the habit of exploiting Zambian workers risked having their work permits revoked.
Mr. Chilangwa said the construction of the Kala Marine Barrack was an opportunity through which the PF government had created jobs for the people, hence the need for workers to have good conditions of service.
ZANIS reports the provincial minister said this when he addressed 1000 workers employed by Ashtron Zambia, an Israeli company building the Kala Marine Barrack in Kawambwa , yesterday.
“To you our colleagues who are in Zambia on work permits and mistreating our workers be warned that we can have your work permit revoked within 24 hours.
“ If you intimidate the Zambian workers, you are intimidating me. Make them happy just as you are happy. You are working here because you are happy,” Mr. Chilangwa said.
The Minister said he would always side with workers whenever there was a dispute between them and their employers.
He said contractors who had been subcontracted by Ashtrom like Liege Africa, Bruneli and others should ensure that they harmonised conditions of service if disputes were to be settled down.
Mr. Chilangwa said President Lungu was concerned about the welfare of workers in the country.
Mr. Chilangwa was accompanied to Kala by Kawambwa District Commissioner Ivo Mpasa, Kawambwa Town Council Chairperson Kalumba Chifumbe and party officials.