Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) has proposed that government lifts the wage freeze and start the process of collective bargaining with all concerned stakeholders to resolve this issue.
FDD President Edith Nawakwi has also observed that there is need for government to devise a comprehensive Labour Policy that will ensure steady creation of quality jobs that will guarantee security of tenure, dignity and a decent retirement package.
Ms Nawakwi has told QFM News in a statement that the government must honor the people of Zambia by revising the labour laws in order to protect the workers and end exploitation.
Ms Nawakwi notes that the problems the workers are facing are as a result of the failure on the part of governments to formulate a clear Labour Policy that will not only guarantee dividends for employers but also guarantee prosperity for the ordinary employees.
Meanwhile Youth Vision Zambia (YVZ) has backed calls by President Michael Sata to allow employers to reflect on their employees’ conditions of service.
YVZ executive director Amos Mwale has told Qfm news that today is a day when trade unions and government have to reflect on the number of employment have created for young people.
Mr. Mwale says Zambia has a high percentage of young people and it is high time that all stakeholders found solutions to the increasing numbers of young people who are not in employment.