Casual workers at Agricultural Science and Technology Company protest over low salaries.

Some casual workers at Agricultural Science and Technology, AST, on Monday matched to the Provincial Administration in protest of low salaries.
The workers who were addressed by Provincial Assistant Secretary, Agnes Chinyama, complained that they are working without contract forms, as their employer refused to sign any agreement forms.
They revealed that only employment forms were signed and that all the copies are kept by the employer.
The workers further told Mrs Chinyama that they are working for three companies without any increment in their salaries.
They explained that the company has not followed agreement that workers’ salaries should be raised from 740,000 to 1.2 Million Kwacha.
They also alleged that instead of working for eight hours, they are working for ten hours without getting any allowance.
And Provincial Assistant Secretary, Agnes Chinyama expressed concern and wondered how the workers could be working without signing any contract form.
She asked the workers to give government up to Friday to follow up the matter with the Labour Office.
Mrs Chinyama also explained that she will call for a meeting with the employer.
Efforts to get a comment from AST failed.

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