University of Zambia (UNZA) lecturers have gone on strike for none payment of June salaries.

In a memo to UNZA Vice-Chancellor Professor Luke Mumba, University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers Union President Dr Evans Lampi and General Secretary Dr Kelvin Mambwe said they took great exception to management’s failure to respond to their demands.

“Refer to the memo dated 6th July 2017 in which we gave you and ultimatum to have the June salaries paid within 12 hours yesterday. We have not recieved any response to that memo and we take great exception to such an attitude being exhibited by your management. It is injurious to our members who are already burdened by your failure to honour other critical contractural obligations,” they stated.

“As per our standing resolution, failure to pay salaries on the pay day, automatically results into suspension of our services to the university. By copy of this memo, be informed that University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers’ Union has with immediate effect suspended its services to the University of Zambia owing to delayed June salaries.”

The memo was copied to Minister of Higher Education Professor Nkandu Luo, her permanent secretary, the labour commissioner and the deputy vice chancellor.