University of Zambia (UNZA) lecturers are on go-slow following the non-payment of contractual obligations which have been accumulating since 2010.

The decision was arrived at a meeting which was held on Tuesday by the University of Zambia Lecturers and and Researchers Union (UNZALARU) membership.

In a statement issued and signed by UNZALARU Publicity Secretay Moffat Moyo, the union gave conditions that members would only resume their work after management provided a clear road map on the debt settlement.

“This decision has been arrived at due to non-payment of contractual obligations. Staff and former staff are being owed their entitlements since December 2010 when their contracts ended or when they retired. Some of the members of staff are now serving their third contracts before getting their gratuities or pension,” said the union.

“The union demands that before members can resume their duties, management should provide a clear roadmap on the dismantling of the debt. It is further demanded here that these entitlements has to begin with immediate effect.”

In the past year, the UNZA lecturers have been resorting to go-slows whenever management delayed their salaries.