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Zampost continue with sit in protest despite threats of dismissal by Management

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Unionized workers at the Zambia Postal Services have continued with their sit in protest despite threats of dismissal from work by Management.

Zampost Management on Wednesday threatened to dismiss all the workers who have been protesting if they did not return to work on Thursday further warning that those that will fail to do so will be required to re-apply for their positions.

According to a circular dated 18th December 2018 signed by Postmaster General Brighton Ngoma, the continued protests by the workers has cost management a lot of revenue and cannot be tolerated any longer.

But the workers who on Thursday refused to go back to work have continued with their protest today 21st December 2018 saying they will only go back to work after management pays their five months’ salary arrears.

The workers who have gathered at the Lusaka main post office lamented that they are wallowing in poverty with others having been evicted by their landlords due to failure by management to pay them their salaries for five months.

They wondered how management expect them to get back to work when they do not even have money to pay for transport.

The workers have insisted that they will not go back to work as long as management fails to settle their salary arrears.

Zampost workers who have gone for five months without pay and have not received their school and transport allowances for seven months have resorted to downing tools to press management pay them their dues.

15 COMMENTS

  1. McPherson Chanda was fired two months ago upto the time of his dismissal he claimed Zampost was making a profit .
    Minister for communication also claimed Zampost was paying dividends.
    The question is how was a company that paid dividends and was doing well failing to pay salaries?
    Either the guy was a liar trying to score political points or a poor manager or both!

  2. THIS IS UTTER N0NSENCE. HOW DO YOU FAIL TO PAY PEOPLE FOR 5 MONTHS AND THEN YOU THREATEN THEM WITH DISMISSAL???
    HOW DO YOU BUILD TOLL GATES AT $4 MILLION (K40 MILLION) AND FAIL TO PAY k20 MILLION OWED TO ZAMPOST WORKERS??? ARE THEY SLAVES – THEY ALSO HAVE A LIFE TO LEAVE.
    HOW DO YOU BUY FIRE TENDERS AT $1 MILLION EACH (K10 MILLION) AND FAIL TO PAY K20 MILLION???
    THE MONEY WASTED ON ONE SINGLE FIRE TENDER WOULD HAVE PAY ZAMPOST SALARIES FOR THE WHOLE ZAMBIA FOR 25 MONTHS. THIS IS THE SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS WITH CORRUPTION IN THIS COUNTRY.
    PF MAY BE REMOVED FROM POWER NOT BECAUSE OPPOSITION IS STRONG BUT BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL BE DEAD TIRED WITH MISERY COME 2021.

  3. The difference between leaders and business men, we don’t have leaders we have business men. If i remember very well this same Zampost bought SUVs for management. How dull can we be as a nation to have management purchase SUVs and not pay its workers, call it stupidity but i call it evil. These gods of society have no sympathy whats so ever.

    • “How dull can we be as a nation to have management purchase SUVs and not pay its workers, call it stupidity but i call it evil….” I hope when you say “WE” you don’t include me because am certain that i am not dull. PLEASE SPEAK FOR YOURSELF ONLY!!!!!! MUFWAYA NKALANDE SHANI???

  4. Please pay these people; use whatever legal means available to sort out this mess, don’t even threaten them with dismissals because this immoral and wicked; how do you let people go without a salary 5 months? … Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn … the labourer is worthy of his hire …1 Cor 9:9-10.
    God bless Zambia!

  5. If Zampost workers haven’t been paid for five months, what exactly are they at risk of being “fired” from? Surely they would be better off trying to make a living some other way.

    Does Postmaster General Brighton Ngoma and other so-called “Management” expect people to work for free? There is a name for that and it is called slavery. This government should be ashamed!

  6. It is heartless and inhuman to subject workers to such diabolical situation. How do they survive under such harsh economical environment? where is our Christian values if we have no regards for other families? Are we really each others keeper by the way we live as a nation? Every 18 of October,we break our backs praying but our prayers are just in vain. We are better off decorating trees with a lot of money other than caring for our citizens. God will punish anyone who wants to lead His children but does not live according to His will. The issue of Zampost is the issue of luck of leadership. This is equated to Syrian war. Where leadership lucks chaos is inevitable. You don’t threaten people who are demanding what is due for them.

  7. I can imagine being told to go back to work for free. Management is saying they have lost a lost of revenue as a result of the same protest. To me it doest make any sense because the same revenue they are talking about should have gone to pay their workers, ” a lot of revenue” means a lot. I guess we have no govt here because there is no ways some one can survive without a pay for six months, it is practically impossible. Mulefwaya baleiba nangu bana mayo balecita ubucende.

  8. Surely,can you force people to work without their salaries,you don’t even mind what they are going through,I think in Zambia we are lacking leadership.I can’t compare our leaders with Judas Iscariot they are more evil than him.killing lots of souls with one stone

  9. We know chanda has a hand in this delayment
    The so called Nec has failed us and they should not dedicate anything from our salaries.the labour minister and minister of communication shame on you we voted for pf and your getting fat and you can not protect us.zampost is bigger than you.to Liv in Lusaka is not easy everything is about money and with out a pay for five month’s what do you make out of that??

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