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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Council workers down tools over delayed salaries

General News Council workers down tools over delayed salaries

Mushindamo town council workers have downed tools in a protest for delayed salaries.

Zambia United Local Authorities Workers Union (ZALAWU) Branch Chairperson, Elias Kapata confirmed the development to ZANIS this morning saying that all unionized workers have downed tools demanding their February and March salaries.

He said it is disheartening to see workers not getting paid for the labour and service rendered to government.

Mr Kapata said the newly created councils have no capacity to pay salaries due to lack of revenue sources, hence them depending on the local government equalization fund.

But Mushindamo Council Secretary Pamela Zulu disclosed to ZANIS that government has already deposited money to the council for the February month and workers will soon get their pay.

Ms Zulu added that the union branch at the council has however vowed to continue with their go slow until the March salaries are paid in full.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. These are the people who lazy about and expect to be paid. How do you get paid if you are not generating income.

    • I agree with you @ HH oval head….dealing with councils is a nightmare or any other government institution…these morons just delay things and you have to beg them in order for them to work….pathetic work ethics and all councils in Zambia are the same

  2. Symptoms of a bigger problem. When you have a headache, something somewhere in the body is not right. So it is with such economic headache symptoms. If we deny this, it is at our own peril. We must ask the right questions and not politicise the issue. What is going on kanshi? Salary delays I thought were a thing of the past. What is going on? How did we get here..how can we get out? I believe acting together to solve a problem is key!

  3. First it’s civil servants, now it’s council workers. What’s happening with salaries kanshi? Has it all gone to pay Daewoo for the kazangula bridge?

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