The National Union for Communications Workers has urged Zampost Workers to go back to work following government’s commitment to help them collect the K20 million owed to them by partners which they can use to pay salaries.
Union General Secretary Richard Mulenga said government has also committed to help pay salaries at Zampost following a meeting held between the Union and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communications Engineer Misheck Lungu.
In an Interview, Mr. Mulenga however disclosed that Zampost workers in other provinces have gone back to work with Lusaka being the only province where the sit in protest has continued.
He said there is no need to continue with the protests especially as government has committed to help settle the six months’ salary arrears.
Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba recently said he is engaging the Ministry of Finance over the release of 50 million Kwacha to recapitalise Zampost.
Dr. Mushimba said that government wants to also help Zampost to collect 20 million Kwacha that it is owed.
He told ZNBC News in Lusaka that the recent go slow by workers at Zampost and TAZARA is retrogressive and explained that Ministry of Transport Permanent Secretary Misheck Lungu has been to both institutions to engage managements over the go slow.
Last week, the strike action by Zambia Postal Services Corporation workers entered the second month with no signs of them returning to work.