TAZARA workers who downed tools on Tuesday last week due to non-payment of salaries have returned to work after government released K12 million to settle their October and November Salaries.
The withdrawal of the labour force which happened on December 05, 2017 resulted in the Authority suspending all train services between New Kapiri Mposhi and Nakonde Stations.
But in a statement to News Diggers today, Zambia-Tanzania Rail Authority Head of Public Relations Conrad Simuchile confirmed that the workers had resumed work following the return to work by unionised employees in Zambia.
“We can confirm, indeed, that train services between New Kapiri Mposhi and Nakonde Stations resumed today, following the return to work by unionised employees in Zambia, who had downed tools on 5th December 2017. The Mukuba Express Train has, therefore, resumed its normal schedule, running from New Kapiri Mposhi to Dar es Salaam on Tuesday 12th December 2017 and is due to return from Dar es Salaam on Friday 15th December 2017,” stated Simuchile.
“Similarly, the Kilimanjaro Ordinary Train that had been operating in Tanzania only in the past one week, has resumed its normal path and is expected to run all the way to New Kapiri Mposhi on Tuesday 12th December 2017. The Kilimanjaro will, accordingly, return from New Kapiri Mposhi on Friday 15th December 2017. We deeply regret the inconveniences occasioned to our dear travelers and the general public during the past one week.”