Workers at Longlihua Manufacturing Company in Lusaka’s Garden house area on Mumbwa Road have complained of poor working condition by their employer.
ZANIS reports that workers who talked on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal said they are paid a paltry K20. 00 per day wage.
They also complained that their employer does not provide protective clothing and are made to work without off days.
ZANIS reports that Lusaka Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Josphat Lombe learnt this development during her tour of the company on Friday.
Mr. Lombe expressed her disappointment on the poor working conditions that the workers are being subjected to.
He has urged local and international investors in the province to avoid violating labour laws adding that government will not tolerate investors exploiting workers.
But Longlihua Director Bob Wei told the Minister that only casual workers are paid K20 per day because of the training that the company is providing.
Mr. Wei also maintained that his firm also provides safety clothing for its workers adding that management was going to improve workers conditions in accordance to labour laws.
Meanwhile, Assistant Acting Labour Commissioner at Lusaka Province Administration Tamala Namakobo has given the company a two weeks ultimatum in which to improve working conditions.