Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) General Secretary Joy Beene has reiterated the need for the Minister of Labour ,Joyce Simukoko to explore ways on how best her ministry can quicken the process of reviewing the minimum wage.
Mr. Beene believes that once the minimum wage is set it will help address many problems facing Zambians.
He has told q-news that while he appreciates that the process of reviewing the minimum wage has started the, minister of labour should expedite the process because it has been long overdue.
Mr. Beene adds that the minimum wage should be treated as a matter of urgency owing to fact that the prices of most basic commodities on the local market have gone up and the underprivileged are the most affected by this trend.
And Mr. Beene has noted that by directing the minister of labour to review the minimum wage, president lungu has shown how much he cares for the underprivileged stressing that the onus has remained with the minister of labour to quicken the process.
He further states that president Lungu’s directive on the need to review the minimum wage has also brought to the attention of the minister of labour on the need to address the plight of the poor people and those who are not unionized.