Unionized workers at the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) have continued with their strike to press for payment of their three month salary arrears.
The strike which has now entered day 14 has paralyzed movement of both goods and passenger trains on the Zambian side forcing management to step-in to move locomotives between Kapiri Mposhi and Nakonde railway terminus.
And Crews and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CRAWUZ) President Bevis Silumbe said the workers have vowed not to resume work until their salary arrears were paid.
The workers have gone without salaries for the months of January, February and March.
Mr. Silumbe has since appealed to government to assist management at TAZARA to offset the salary arrears in order to restore industrial harmony at the railway company.
He stated that TAZARA still needed financial support from government to meet some of its operational costs and paying salaries.
TAZARA Managing Director Bruno Ching’andu could not be reached for a comment.