We wish to contact your forum becoz we feel it is the only way cartain pipo can be exposed. We work for Times of Zambia and currently the organisation is being run by thieves.
The conditions of service state that one can only get a salary advance after he/she has finished paying for the previous of which the normal deduction is 3 months, but to our surprise, just from the time the managing director [Godfrey Malama] was appointed in November last year to date, he has gotten more than 4 advances and since the conditions say it has to be given after one has liquidated payment for the previous, we wonder what criteria is being used to give him.
And even those that approve his applications, why are they being biased, because if any other employee were to apply, they wouldn’t approve the application.
We don’t know what their new conditions in the contracts say (MD and his Deputy-Nicky Shabolyo ),but it seems all the allowances that have been given to them are being claimed and back-dated to the time they started work. We feel this is stealing from the company since they were told they would enjoy conditions that were enjoyed by their predecessor until their conditions were given, so why are they claiming in arrears? When they company is not doing fine and workers have to go for months without getting salaries, the two of them are enjoying. That why it is bad to appoint someone who has retired back to come and work, its like they just come to fill their pockets where they left off before retiring.
Right now, the company got a loan to buy cars when we are still servicing bitterly the loan that was used to purchase a printing machine. How is the company going to manage to pay double loans when already they are struggling to pay for one.