PS Malupenga urges 3 months unpaid Times Newspaper Workers to continue working

Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Information Amos Malupenga has urged Workers at the cash-struggling Times of Zambia who have gone for three months without being paid not to go for their planned work stoppage.

Malupenga who served as Managing Editor at a Privately Owned Post Newspaper before being given the job by the current regime says the workers should continue to exercise restraint as their problem was being attended to by government. He said if the workers went ahead with their planned work-stoppage it will affect the negotiations.

The PS disclosed that the Ministry has arranged to meet with Times of Zambia Management on Monday.

He said the Minister was currently looking at the problem not only at Times but also ZNBC and Zambia Daily Mail.

The Unionized workers at Times have planned for a work-stoppage on Monday, July 8, 2013. The Workers say failure of the company to pay them the three months outstanding salaries has caused untold misery to them and their families with some workers being evicted from their houses while others have failed to pay school fees for their children and also other utility bills.