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CBU Workers Threaten Strike Over Delayed November Salaries

Unionised workers at the Copperbelt University will today (Wednesday) withdraw their labour should management fail to pay them their November salaries.

Copperbelt University Academics Union (CBUAU) Deputy Secretary General Emmanuel Kabaso said the union is dismayed with the failure by management and government to pay salaries to workers for the month of November 2019.

He said the trend of delayed salaries at the Copperbelt University is very disappointing and demoralising to the workers.

“The Copperbelt University Academics Union (CBUAU) shall therefore, not entertain this scenario anymore. Why should we be reduced to beggars? According to the Employment Code Act 2019 section 66 subsection (2), the law is very clear on payment of employee wages and it states as follows “The wages of an employee shall be paid at regular intervals not being later than the 5th day following the date upon which they fall,” Dr Kabaso said.

He said unionised workers should have been paid on the 28th of November 2019 adding that Management has abrogated the law by not paying the workers

Dr Kabaso said if the delayed November 2019 salaries are not paid by today, scheduled classes that commenced on Monday 9th December will not be conducted as members will be busy sourcing money elsewhere to take care of their families.

“Our members will only resume normal activities once they are paid. To this effect, all matters to do with Board of Studies meetings, Board of Examiners, Senate Examination Committee and classes will not take place until November 2019 salaries are paid,” he added.

13 Comments

  1. Salaries

    ZNBC nomba ati CBU elolwanya

  2. Lungu

    This what i meant when i said i had no vision.

  3. Winnipeg Nyirongo

    DUNUNA!!!! DUNUNA!!! IYEEEEH!!! DUNUNA REVERSE!!!! ABA BAMBI BA MUCHIBE, ABA BAMBI BONA NAYIKOSA!!!! WE TOLD YOU IN 2016 GENERAL ELECTIONS THAT THIS SONG IS DEMONIC AND NOW YOU HAVE SEEN WITH YOUR OWN EYES THAT THIS GOVERNMENT IS NOT CARING FOR ITS WORKERS. WHAT MORE THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN PRIVATE COMPANIES????? TOO BAD FOR THIS GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!

  4. Chawama

    I even told you before no bwino bwino with the vision I don’t have

  5. Fidelis

    Ndeloleshafye ba pf cool up your socks

  6. crossby

    S0 what next ba people, vote upnd who else.

  7. Kennedy

    They do not call me Lungu for nothing

  8. Muzo

    Comment:not Forgetting zampost,council,NCZ,Tazara Workers etc

  9. Gustavo

    Ndeloleshafye but sounds bad

  10. Curtis

    Depriving workers of payment for their contract of employment either express or implied is unlawful,criminal and hypocrisy.How dare does CBU management think their members of staff are going to survive these critical conditions we are going through? The government should act agile to serve the image of one of the highest institution of the land. We should not forget that pay is an incentive as well as a motivator.Why are you demoralizing employees from executing their duties bearing in mind that it is examinations time?. Where has the money gone to? Why aren’t those ministers who were holding office illegally not repaying the money back as per verdict of CON COURT because they were equally ghost workers?.

  11. Michael phiri

    let see what they will do don’t blame the president is he the one signing cheques.

  12. king

    That’s why inchito sha oyo zoona Bine yachikata. Every manshi no salary kwati muli fibache zoona.

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