CSAWU worried with fuel price increment
Kabwe May 15/13, ZANIS ————- The Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) is worried that the newly signed collective agreement between government and public service workers will not benefit its members following the increase in fuel prices.
CSAWUZ General Secretary, Joy Beene, said in Kabwe that while the new collective agreement was the best so far in the history of the union, the members will not enjoy their new salaries and conditions of service.
Mr Beene, who addressed civil servants in the conference hall, lamented that the fuel price increment will affect unionized members in the sense that prices of commodities will shoot up, thereby making irrelevant the new salaries.
He also advised civil servants to utilize the loans they were obtaining from lending institutions wisely and build houses to avoid destitution at retirement.
Mr Beene further urged civil servants to change their attitude towards work, saying government required hard working people to implement its policies.
He said the PF government meant well for civil servants, hence the need for the workers to put in their best to ensure high productivity.