The Zambia Local Authority Workers Union threatens to push for a general strike if government does not release grants to pay salaries to council workers.

The Zambia Local Authority Workers Union, ZULAWU, in Eastern province has expressed disappointment with delay by government to release salary grants to councils.
Speaking to Breeze News in a telephone interview from Petauke, ZULAWU Provincial Secretary, Andrew Mbewe, says government has not released grants for council workers.
Mr. Mbewe says it is sad that government has not honoured its commitment to start paying council workers’ salaries.
He explained that council workers have not been paid their January salaries and called on government to honour its promise.
Mr. Mbewe says government should realise that council workers are the hub of fostering development in districts and need to respect them.
He has threatened that workers will be forced to withdraw labour as they have waited for a long time for government to release the money.
And Zambia Congress of Trade Union ZCTU Provincial Coordinator, Dada Kanyinji, also called on government to honour the collective agreement to pay council workers.
Mr. Kanyinji who is also Lundazi, ZULAWU, Vice Chairperson says, ZCTU, has received numerous complaints from the districts.

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