Ndola Lime shut down

NDOLA Lime Company has shut down its plant as workers protest over salary improved working conditions.

A check by ZANIS at the plant in Ndola today found workers camped outside the company premises as no one was allowed to get into the plant.

Efforts to get the Company management to comment on the matter were unsuccessful by broadcast time at the Directors were locked in an emergency meeting over the matter.

But impeccable sources at the company confirmed the shut down but could not give the details. They instead referred all quires to company Public Relations Manager Muke Meleke .

However, when contacted, Mr. Meleke referred all the questions to company secretary a Mr Kapambwe who was reported out of the office and was unreachable on his mobile.

Some of the concerned workers who declined to have their names mentioned for fear of victimization from management said they were demanding for a 25 percent salary increment across the board and KR1000 as education allowance for each child.

They said management has only given them a paltry  9.5 percent as salary increment and KR500 as education allowance for each child.

The workers said they cannot accept what management has offered because Ndola Lime is a viable company which cannot fail to meet their demands.

They alleged that management was stealing from the company which is the reason they had failed to meet their demands.

They further alleged that a dust filter machine was bought at a cost of K30 billion but that update the machine is not operational since last year.

The angry workers vowed not to resume work until management meets their demands.