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Exorbitant salaries for union leaders not right-Central PS

Exorbitant salaries for union leaders not right-Central PS
Kabwe, January 12, ZANIS—Central Province Permanent Secretary (PS), Milner Mwanakampwe, says it is not right that union leaders should be getting exorbitant salaries while members are getting peanuts.
Mr Mwanakampwe says unfortunately most union leaders are just interested in the members’ subscriptions and driving big cars while members are struggling to make ends meet.
Speaking when Central Province Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) leadership paid a courtesy call on him yesterday, Mr Mwanakampwe said union leaders are supposed to sacrifice for the greater good of the general membership.
He said what labour leaders should get must be equal with what the members are getting and not otherwise.
The Permanent Secretary said unions and management must always work together for harmony and the development of the workers.
He has challenged unions to help disseminate the good programmes and policies that the new dawn government has embarked on to their members.
Mr Mwanakampwe observed that the government has embarked on the recruitment of 30, 000 teachers and 11, 200 health workers this year but unions have been quiet.
He said these pronouncements by the government are massive and unprecedented and that unions must help to pass on this information to their members.
Meanwhile, Central Province Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) Secretary, Malambo Mainza, has commended the new dawn government for committing to recruit 30, 000 teachers and 11, 200 health workers.
However, Mr Mainza has urged the government to broaden the scope and extend the employment of public service workers to other sectors.
Mr Mainza has also appealed to the government to unbundle the emoluments of the public service workers which have not been paid for years.
He said the union would also want the government to escalate the reforms at the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) so that subscribers should be able to get a lump sum of their savings upon retirement.
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