Industrial Relations Court dismisses three Teacher Unions’ appeal against Professional Teachers Union
Lusaka, June 13, ZANIS—The Industrial Relations Court has dismissed three Teacher Unions’ appeal restraining its members from joining the Professional Teachers Union of Zambia (PROTUZ).
This is in a matter where PROTUZ took government to court after the District Education Board Secretaries (DEBS) for Kabwe, Kitwe, Ndola and Luanshya failed to comply with the labour laws.
The three unions in question had earlier intervened in the matter by not processing the subscription fees for members of PROTUZ who joined from other teacher unions.
The three teacher unions who defended government over the matter are the Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZANUT), Primary Education Teachers Union of Zambia (PETUZ) and Secondary Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ)
PROTUZ director for public relations John Mutale said this is according to a letter of ruling dated 4thJune 2014 from the Industrial Court and made available to the Zambia News and Information Services ZANIS in Lusaka today..
The court ruled that PROTUZ has the constitutional right to recruit teachers who belong to other unions as long as the teachers themselves make a choice with consent to do so.
The court is right to dismiss the appeal coz the unions did not follow the law