Marketeers at Kapata Market in Chipata have backed the move by council workers to withdraw labour.

Marketeers at Kapata market in Chipata have in a strange move backed the decision by council workers to down tools over non-payment of salaries.
The marketeers talked to by Breeze News say that the strike by council workers has not affected them in any way because they are able to clean the market on their own.
They have challenged government to ensure that it pays the council workers their salary arrears, before the workers resume work.
The marketeers say that they are now free to trade without paying any market levy, following the strike by council workers, adding that they are ready to continue cleaning the market if the council workers decide to continue with the strike.
They wondered where the money they contribute in markets goes to if government is failing to pay the council workers.
Last Friday, Chipta Mayor, Goodson Thole told the workers to resume work or face disciplinary action because the strike was illegal.

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