SUN BUSINESS writes
GOOD Time Steel (GTS) Limited will in the next two years create an addition 2000 jobs as part of its expansion programme across Zambia and the SADC region, Company General Manager Jack Huang has said.
Speaking during the commemoration of the 2021 Labour Day celebrations held in Lusaka recently, Huang said GTS is committed to saving jobs and creating new ones as it continues on its ambitious massive expansion programmes. Huang assured employees and government that Good Time Steel will continue to act decisively to save jobs and ensure business continuity, prevent layoffs and protect vulnerable workers, despite the negative impact of the Covid 19 pandemic.
“There is a general slow down in business with most operating at below capacity or closed down altogether as a result of the impact brought by the corona virus. Everyone has been affected including Good Time Steel. However, safeguarding our business and workers lives remain our biggest and utmost important priority, “said Huang. He added that this year’s “We are committed to providing decent work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the work place and social protection for families” Labour Day Theme of “Promoting Industrialization through productivity, decent work and sustainable economic growth amid Covid 19,” resonates well with GTS’s agenda for its workers, shareholders and the community where it operates.
“We are committed to providing decent work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the work place and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organize and participate in the decisions that affect their lives, “ emphasised Huang.
And Good Time Steel Company Human Resources Manager Brian Kapembwa said 71 employees were recognized and awarded for their hard work, discipline and diligence during the 2021 Labour Day awards, compared to 64 the previous year.
Kapembwa said GTS will continue to motivate its workforce as it is an important component capable of contributing to the country’s national development agenda as contained in Vision 2030, without leaving anyone behind.
“This Year’s theme calls on us workers to work even harder and increase our productivity and growth of Good Time Steel Company. Seventy one of you will be receiving Fridges, Smart TVs, Home Theaters, King and queen size Beds, Bicycles among the many goodies we have prepared for you,” said Kapembwa.
And in a speech read on his behalf, Labour Commissioner Givens Muntengwa which he said is the best motivation for any employee. Human Resources Manager Brian Kapembwa Commended Good Time Steel for hosting the awards.