The University of Zambia Lecturers and Research’s Union(UNZALARU) has directed its members to relax on processing examinations until salaries are paid.
In a letter to the Registrar dated October 5, 2017, UNZALARU president Evans Lampi said the union was very disappointed with the way things were currently being run at the institution.
“We are very disappointed with the way things are being run at the University of Zambia. We are particularly very upset with the continued trend of delaying salaries for our members. As you may be well aware, a salary is paid at the end of every month based on one’s monthly input, thus, any disruption in this agreed arrangement entails disruption of the day to day activities. To this end we are hereby instructing all our members to relax the examination process until the last member of UNZALARU with an account at NATSAVE is paid,” Lampi stated.
Lampi explained that no UNZALARU member was expected to attend any scheduled departmental /school board of examiners/sentate meetings or any related activity starting this week, even if other members were paid.
“This means that no UNZALARU member will be expected to attend any scheduled departmental /school board of examiners/sentate meetings or any related activity starting this week even if ZANACO or Barclays were to pay today. UNZALARU shall never allow itself to be reduced to the status of beggers ,give us our dues on time or face similar labour interruptions every month,” wrote Lampi.