PF crumbling from pressure mounted by HH-UPND

PF crumbling from pressure mounted by HH-UPND

HH addressing rallies in Zambezi on Sunday

HH addressing rallies in Zambezi on Sunday

10872740_879250788792339_2934889831915627155_oThe United Party for National Development (UPND) has charged that recent revelations by the PF government that it will review the retirement age increase after signing it into law a few weeks ago clearly shows that they are crumbling down from the pressure being mounted by Hakainde Hichilema and his team.
UPND Chairperson for Labour Percy Chanda said in a statement Sunday that the PF was handling labour issues in a chaotic way and charged that they have no respect for employers and labour unions.
He said the UPND is on record of having advised the PF government against introducing such a law in a country where youth unemployment is high but the PF rubbished the suggestion.
‘We, as UPND have on several occasions observed that the way the PF government has been handling labour issues is very chaotic. The PF government has shown that they have no respect for the employers and the Trade Unions at large. This is because the word consultation is very alien to them because they have been running a government without listening,’ Chanda said.
Chanda said when the PF introduced the minimum wage, they threatened employers instead of giving them a platform to express themselves and as a result the minimum wage only exists on paper because workers have continued receiving peanuts against the law.
Chanda said the UPND will respect employers and trade unions by introducing the Tripartite Consultative Council (TCC) to harmonise industrial relations.
The PF government recently increased the retirement age from 55 to 65 years despite protests from labour unions but they are now promising to consult over the matter.

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