Shoprite workers down tools

Shoprite workers in Luanshya on the Copperbelt province of Zambia have downed tools demanding for improved salaries and better conditions of service.

A check this morning, found workers gathered at the main entrance of the shop awaiting to be addressed by management officials.

The emotionally charged workers, had also displayed posters on the entrance to the shop denouncing their employers and government for not implementing the minimum wage.

“There is no difference in wages for someone who works at a Kantemba( a small stall) and Shoprite a mult national super market,” read in part some of the posters.

And some workers spoken to, vowed not to resume for work until their demands are met by management.

“There is no way we can be getting slavery wages, when the PF government was preaching about more money into peoples’ pocket,” complained one of the workers who declined to be named for fear of being reprimanded.