Judiciary and Allied Workers Union of Zambia happy with salary increment

THE Judiciary and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (JAWUZ),has expressed happiness at the new salary increment which was effected last month.

JAWUZ vice-president Michael Msoni said the union members were happy with the new salaries and had commended Government for the move.
Mr Msoni, who was speaking in Ndola said the lowest graded employee received a higher percentage in terms of salary increment with the highest getting the lowest.
He said following the increment the union sensitised all the members about the salaries that they would get after the conclusion of salary negotiations this year.
“All our members are happy with the new salaries. Immediately after the conclusion of the negotiations we went round sensitising them about how much they were expected to receive, and they received what we told them,” Mr Msoni said.
He said if the increment was done across the board it could have disadvantaged the workers that were in lower grades, hence the Government used the graded increment.
Last month, the Government paid all the civil servants the new salary increment but nurses went on strike following discrepancies that showed that they were getting less than classified daily employees.