Ex-ZNFU employee sues union over salary arrears

A former Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) employee has sued union president, Jervis Zimba, in the Lusaka High Court over unpaid salary arrears, leave pay and gratuity amounting to over K300,000.

In a statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court principal registry, May 8, Godwin Mumba stated that he had sued Zimba in his capacity as president of ZNFU, an entity which was registered under the Societies Act Chapter 119 of the Laws of Zambia.

Mumba explained that he worked for ZNFU between September 2014 and August 2017 on two contracts that ran consecutively.

He claimed that of the K549,373 salary arrears, leave pay and gratuity that he was entitled to, ZNFU had since August 2017 only paid him K150,000, leaving a balance of K389,373.

Mumba further claimed that ZNFU had neglected to settle the outstanding sum despite numerous and repeated reminders, adding that as a result of ZNFU’s default, he had suffered loss.

“The plaintiff was on completion of his tenures with the defendant entitled to salary arrears, leave pay and gratuity in the sum of K549,373.44. The defendant has since August 2017 paid the sum of K150,000, leaving a balance of K389,373. The defendant has despite numerous and repeated reminders refused or neglected to settle the outstanding sum,” read the statement of claim.

Mumba is now claiming payment of K389,373 plus interest, as well as, costs and any other relief the court may deem fit.

         

Zondiwe Mbewe

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