THE Zambia Union of Journalists (ZUJ) quadrilateral conference yesterday opened in Kabwe with Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Leonard Hikaumba calling on labour unions to engage in a collective bargaining that will get the best for their members.
Mr Hikaumba said during the official opening that the union mother body’s research department stood ready to help the labour unions with necessary information that would help them negotiate for better conditions of service.
The ZCTU leader hailed ZUJ for successfully concluding negotiations with employers in the past and urged the leadership to consider recruiting more members from private media houses that were emerging.
The ZCTU was initially worried with the lagging behind of ZUJ in many activities of the labour movement as well as the K285,000 debt owed to the Zambia Daily Mail but is currently happy that the amount has been reduced to K5,000.
Mr Hikaumba urged the new leadership that would be ushered in today to consider forging links with other unions representing journalists like ZUBID in order to have a strong and effective voice.
Times of Zambia