Times of Zambia workers to strike, not paid for 3 months

Unionised workers at the government owned newspaper, the Times of Zambia is planning to stage a sit in protest on Monday July 8 2013 over non payment of salaries for three months.

According to a statement released by the Zambia Union of Journalists (ZUJ) obtained by the Zambian Eye, the workers are expected to stage the protest to pressure government to help settle the salary arrears which the state owned media organisation owes its workers.

The decision to stage the protest was arrived at following a meeting between management and unionised workers at its Head Office in Ndola, Copperbelt.

The statement adds that the members unanimously resolved to stage the sit in protest to seek government intervene in the plight of workers at the media organisation.

It explained that the 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.

The unionised workers at the government controlled institution have not been paid their salaries from April.