The Zambia water and sanitation engineering and allied workers union has challenged the president of the federation of free trade union of Zambia (FFTUZ) Mrs. Joyce Simukoko to call for a supreme council meeting within 30days so that a new leadership with a legal mandate can represent workers.
Speaking in an interview with radio phoenix Zambia water and sanitation engineering and allied workers union general secretary Charles Phiri says the labour movement has not held its elections from inception more than 10years ago under the leadership of Mrs. Simukoko.
Mr. Phiri says fftuz must promote internal practices of democracy, accountability and transparency adding that the constitutional breach that has been committed by the acting national executive secretary renders the entire fftuz executive board illegitimate.
He has stated that the fftuz as a key stakeholder in labour and industrial matters in the country can not afford to have a leadership that does not operate within its constitution and contrary to article 5(E) of the fftuz constitution.
Mr. Phiri has further stated that the failure by fftuz organ to meet in the last 3years is a serious breach and abrogation of the constitution and exposes the national secretary as highly incompetent and inefficient on his part./////