ZRA Strike illegal, PF government will not tolerate such strikes-Shamenda

Government has directed unionized workers at Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) regional office in Kitwe to return to work with immediate effect. The unionized workers had been on a go slow demanding not less than sixteen percent salary increment contrary to the twelve percent increment that ZRA management had offered them.
Speaking at press briefing Labor and Social Security Minister Fackson Shamenda has charged the go slow by the ZRA unionized workers in Kitwe was illegal and that the Patriotic Front government will not tolerate such illegal strikes in the country.
Mr Shamenda said Government would not tolerate industrial unrest at the institution charged with the responsibility to collect revenue for the country.
“ZRA is not an ordinary institution. Without collection of revenue,there is no government to talk about,” he said.
Mr. Shamenda noted that strikes at important institutions such as the ZRA have the potential to bring government machinery to a stand still.