Solwezi Coucil Workers also go on strike

By Clinton Masumba in Solwezi

The Solwezi Municipal Council Unionized workers have joined their colleagues in other parts of the country that have gone on strike.

In Solwezi the Workers are demanding for their August and September monthly arrears.

Zambia United Local Authority workers Union ZULAWU Solwezi Branch Chairperson Simon Mtayachalo in an interview said the Municipal Council Workers have gone on a sit in protest to attract governments attention.

“We are calling on government to give us our september and august salaries” Mtayachalo said.

And some sources at the Municipal Council have alleged that the local authority workers have been paying themselves money meant for service delivery but this has gone too far.

“We cannot continue like this can you imagine we are using money meant for service delivery to pay our selves” the source said in an interview.

But the Zambia Congress of trade Union in the province says it is against the idea of work stoppages.

Provincial Coordinator Kameya Manjomba said in as much are the local authority workers concerns are justifiable going on a sit in protest should be a last decision to make.

Manjomba said the work stoppages will lead to a dirty township as most of the garbage will remain uncollected.