The Fire Services Union of Zambia has written to the Bankers Association of Zambia to complain over the deduction of more than one loan installment from a single salary of its members by some Commercial Banks.
Union General Secretary Clement Mulenga says this has caused Union members to go home with nothing for many months amidst the serious economic hardships.
Mr Mulenga said the situation has been necessitated by the salary arrears and delays currently the local authorities are experiencing.
He said the Union appreciates that Banks are in business and must recover their money, but not to the extent of promoting destitution in their clients.
In a statement, Mr Mulenga has lamented that Banks should create financial capacity in their clients and not the opposite.
He has since implored the Bankers Association of Zambia to engage Commercial Banks not to be deducting more than one installment from a single salary because this is not the workers problem but the employer.