The University of Zambia (UNZA) management has appealed to UNZA Allied Workers Union (UNZAAWU) and UNZA Professional Staff Union (UNZAPROSU) to resume work as management resolves their salary dispute. The University of Zambia (UNZA) management has appealed to UNZA Allied Workers Union (UNZAAWU) and UNZA Professional Staff Union (UNZAPROSU) to resume work as management resolves their salary dispute.
UNZA Vice chancellor Enala Mwase told the workers to continue working since they had not declared a go slow.
Professor Mwase said UNZA management had prepared a document containing all the concerns of UNZAAWU and UNZAPROSU regarding the five and ten percent salary increment.
She said the council will forward the document to the permanent secretary when it finishes working on it.
Prof Mwase said this when she addressed the workers at the UNZA graduation square.
“The document has been forwarded to the council and it is being looked at. Management is still waiting to hear from them for further actions,” she said.
And UNZA Deputy Registrar Mubanga Mulenga called on workers to resume work and not jeopardize the situation.
“Let us not give a wrong impression but go back to work. Management is communicating with the council regarding the problem. If the council comes to learn that you are pretending to work when in the actual sense you are not, both management and the workers will be in trouble,” she said.
Meanwhile, UNZAPROSU General Secretary Frank Lungu charged that UNZA management had caused chaos by effecting different percentage increments for the three unions at the institution.
Mr. Lungu said management should have done the increments uniformly.
UNZA workers on Wednesday, 6th January, declared a dispute with management, demanding for the signing of a 10 percent salary increment.