Chipata Municipal Council market workers demand three months salaries

Council workers from Kapata, Nabvutika and Saturday markets in Chipata this morning stormed council offices to demand for their three months’ salary arrears.
The angry workers say that they will not accept any money less than their three months arrears.
They have vowed not to go back to work until the council pays them about 2,300 Kwacha owed to each worker.
They told Breeze News that they are tired of what they termed as lies by the local authority when it comes to payments.
The workers have appealed to government to intervene in the matter.
When contacted for a comment, Acting Council Town Clerk, Kaonga Namenda acknowledged delay by the local authority to pay its division four workers.
He explained that the salaries have delayed because the local authority was attending to administrative issues, which saw some market masters being fired because of mismanagement.
Mr. Namenda added that inadequate revenue collection is also a contributing factor to delay in paying workers as most markets are not collecting enough revenue.
The Acting Town Clerk however, says that the workers will be paid all their arrears as soon as the local authority completes the paper work.

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