Unionised employees at the state owned but PF controlled Times of Zambia have resolved to go on strike due to non- payment of salaries for three months from April to June, 2013.
This follows a meeting held in Ndola where management and unionised members unanimously resolved to take a go-slow to seek government intervention in their plight adding that they were living as destitutes as some of them have been evicted from houses for failure to pay house rentals and their children have stopped attending school.
This is contained in a press statement signed by Zambia Union of Journalists (ZUJ) and obtained by the Watchdog.
“We unionised workers at the company have unanimously resolved to stage a sit-in protest on July 8th, 2013 to pressure government to address the situation because we have gone without being paid our monthly salaries for three months now,” the statement reads in part.
The statement further states that the workers feel withdrawing their labour would be the best answer to addressing the problem, which government has not been able to intervene.