Workers at the Copperbelt University have officially started a strike action today. The workers have not been paid their salaries for last year.
Meanwhile, the Judiciary and Allied Workers Union of Zambia on the Copperbelt says government will not have it easy with judiciary workers this year if it remains adamant and refuses to increase their salaries reasonably.
Copperbelt chairperson Paul Chilosha said there will be chaos if the government fails to attend to the demands of the public service workers.
“President Edgar Lungu must intervene in this matter, it’s our salaries and welfare we are talking about here. We have elections in August and with this kind of behavior, PF will get zero on the Copperbelt. There will be chaos and President Lungu will not have it easy. We have families and with this biting economy, we can’t continue on slavery conditions,” warned Chilosha.
JAWUZ has rejected the government’s nine to 13 per cent proposed salary hike as the workers are demanding a K3, 000 increase across the board