ZRA strike action enters day two

The countrywide strike action by unionised employees at Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has entered day two with union leaders maintaining that they will not resume work until there demands are met.

A check at ZRA found workers loitering around while government was losing revenue every hour as tax-payers were not being attended to.

And Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda, who is a former trade unionist himself, has urged the striking workers to go back to work because government was losing a lot of revenue.

Mr. Shamenda said this when he met the ZRA Management, ZRA Union leaders and and ZCTU leaders at his office this morning.

The workers are demanding for a 20 per cent salary increment on their basic salary and another 20 per cent on housing allowances, but ZRA management have only offered a paltry 12 per cent.

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