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Government pledges to better conditions of service for workers

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The Patriotic Front (PF) government has pledged to work hard to see to it that employers improve workers’ conditions of service and salaries, reports Zambian Eye’s Chanoda Ngwira.

Speaking when he opened the just ended Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ) quadrennial conference Livingstone’s Fair Mount Hotel on Wednesday May 14, 2014, Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda said that the PF government are working hard in ensuring that workers had acceptable conditions of service and salaries.

The labour minister also urged Zambian labour unions to be united as a labour movement. He stressed that they should avoid splinter unions in the labour movement as it fragments the workers’ voices.

Meanwhile, the Mine workers Union of Zambia had their 14th quadrennial conference which started from the Wednesday May 14, 2014 and ended today Friday May 16 during which new office bearers were ushered in.

The conference was characterised with so many activities which included speeches, singing of solidarity songs and the election of office bearers.

The elections saw six top positions going unopposed. The positions that went unopposed were that of the President which was retained by the incumbent so was that of Vice President which also was contested by the incumbent others were National Trustee, General Secretary and the Deputy Secretary General went unopposed which was contested by the incumbent as well as the past immediate national trustee. The position of General Treasurer was contested by the immediate past Deputy Secretary General, the Deputy Treasurer General was contested by the past immediate National Trustee.

The full team is as follows:

President Nkole Chishimba,
Vice President Kupila Gofrey,
General Secretary Joseph Chewe,
D/General Secretary Mumba George,
General Treasurer Phiri Leonard,

D/General Treasurer Chalwe Lengwe,
Trustees:
Malambo Malambo,
Micky Mwaba,
Phiri Alick,
Chimpulumba Robert.

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