by Abraham Kalito on 22 Mar 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 22 Mar 2018by Mukosha Funga on 22 Mar 2018by Nancy Moonga on 22 Mar 2018
- Goal Diggers
by Mirriam Chabala on 22 Mar 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 21 Mar 2018by Nancy Moonga on 21 Mar 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Mar 2018
by Daniel Chansa on 22 Mar 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Mar 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 19 Mar 2018by Diggers Reporter on 7 Mar 2018
- Editor's Choice
by Diggers Editor on 22 Mar 2018by Diggers Editor on 21 Mar 2018by Diggers Editor on 19 Mar 2018by Diggers Editor on 17 Mar 2018
by Felix Kashweka on 10 Mar 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 2 Mar 2018by Felix Kashweka on 24 Feb 2018by Felix Kashweka on 24 Feb 2018
- Guest Diggers
Govt assures civil servants of new salary agreement this weekBy Sipilisiwe Ncube on 2 Jul 2017
Labour Minister Joyce Nonde Simukoko says the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions must be patient as government continues with negotiations for civil servants’ salaries negotiations through the Public Service Management Division (PSMD).
ZCTU has mounted pressure on the government in the past week, accusing the Labour ministry of throwing away the negotiation process which was initiated months ago.
But Simukoko says government had no option but to put off the negotiations in order to assesses the country’s financial status.
She added that negotiations for the 2017 improved salaries and conditions of service are expected to be amicably concluded this week, stressing that labour movements must give the bargaining team space to operate.
“The government negotiating team led by the Public Service Management Division (PSMD) has given my Ministry information on the on-going negotiations for 2017 improved salaries and conditions of service, whose position is as follows; negotiations are on-going and that all government unions, part to the bargaining unit are aware of the dates when the said Bargaining unit shall resume; and the adjournment to the negotiations was as a result of seeking accurate information on the economic performance of the country which information is important on the negotiations,” Simukoko said.
“The other position of the PSMD is that parties to the negotiations even applied for extensions of their current collective agreements and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security approved their requests. The Ministry therefore expects our partners to the process and especially mother bodies such as the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) to guide and mediate in the negotiating process of their affiliates and give the Bargaining Team space to conclude negotiations amicably”
Simukoko advised all key players in the negotiations to follow the agreed process of Industrial and Labour Relations Act, in case of any disagreements.
“Should there be disagreements, we have a process we follow agreed by all parties as enshrined in the Industrial and Labour Relations Act. The Ministry looks forward to an amicable conclusion of the negotiations which are set for the first week of July 2017,” said Simukoko.
About Sipilisiwe Ncube
Sipilisiwe Ncube is a Zambian journalist with a background in radio news.
Email: sipilisiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
- Investigative journalism key to development – Foote - 22 Mar 2018
- KBF rejects appointment, tells off PF - 19 Mar 2018
- Remove Ngoma or pay our benefits we leave CBU – lecturers - 19 Mar 2018
- Transport PS fails to produce minutes from 17 RTSA board meetings which cost K4m - 17 Mar 2018
- Public health workers allowed to have stints with private clinics – PS - 15 Mar 2018
- Police release Kambwili, order him to report at Woodlands station tomorrow
- Police arrest Kambwili, slap him with 37 counts of having money suspected to be proceeds of crime
- Judge Musona finally views 'missing' Munali violence video
- Kalaba distances himself from extravagant spending on Lungu's trips
- Our ethics demand that we respect Mr Chanda’s reaction
- HPCZ drags Lafarge to court for operating illegal clinic, dispensing expired drugs
- Speaker orders Kambwili to apologise for ‘maligning’ Kampyongo, Grandview
- Investigative journalism key to development – Foote
- Increase tax on beer instead of making people pay borehole tax – Mwashingwele
- UZi will enhance competition, lower cost of mobile services – CCPC
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesApr0 PostsMay0 PostsJun0 PostsJul0 PostsAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend