Zambia Postal Services Workers Return to work in Lusaka
After two months of ongoing strikes, the workers of The Zambia Postal Services Limited in Lusaka have returned to work following the government’s commitment to recapitalise the company joining their colleagues in other provinces who resumed work recently.
Brian Mushimba, the country’s Transport and Communications Minister, stated that he is engaging with the Ministry of Finance to release K50 million to recapitalise the company.
Mr Mushimba also promised to help the company collect the K20 million it is owed by some government Ministries to help clear salary arrears.
A recent check run at selected post offices found the offices open with workers carrying out their normal duties.
The National Union of Communication Workers, Lusaka Branch Chairman Martin Ngulube said the strike had been called off in order to allow the Union and the management to engage with one another on the matter.
Mr Ngulube also disclosed that the Union has declared a dispute with Zampost Management as a further step to resolve the matter.
The National Union for Communication Workers has urged Zampost Workers to go back to work following the government’s commitment to help them collect the K20 million owed to them by partners which they can use to pay salaries.
The Union’s General Secretary, Richard Mulenga said the government has also committed to help pay the salaries of Zampost workers following a meeting held between the Union and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communications Engineer Misheck Lungu.