Monday, 11 July 2011

GOVERNMENT CALLS ON ZAMBIAN EMPLOYEES TO REPORT LABOUR DISPUTES

GOVERNMENT HAS CALLED ON ZAMBIAN EMPLOYEES TO REPORT LABOUR DISPUTES WHICH KEEP AFFECTING THEM IN THEIR VARIOUS COMPANIES TO AVOID LABOUR UNREST.
PICK N PAY HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT IS CONSIDERING RETRENCHING PART OF ITS 3,137 WORKERS STATING THAT FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS, THE FIRM HAS ENCOUNTERED DEVASTATING LOSSES WHICH HAS DISTURBED ITS FINANCIAL CONDITION.
BUT LABOUR AND SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES DEPUTY MINISTER SIMON KACHIMBA SAYS GOVERNMENT HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY COMPLAINT FROM ANY ZAMBIAN WORKING IN THE RETAIL COMPANY.
THE COMPANY WHICH HAS ABOUT 3673 WORKERS AND KACHIMBA HAS EXPRESSED UNHAPPINESS AT THE TENDENCY BY ZAMBIAN EMPLOYEES TO KEEP QUITE WHEN THEY ARE FACING LABOUR ISSUES SUCH AS RETRENCHMENT.
HE HAS POINTED OUT THAT ANY ZAMBIAN WHO IS FACING LABOUR PROBLEMS SHOULD APPROACH THE LABOUR OFFICE TO SEEK PROTECTION AND SEE HOW THE OFFICE CAN HELP IN RESTORING THEIR LABOUR PROBLEMS.

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