— Govt. to step in in TAP Zambia Labour tiff

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  Government says it will hold talks with TAP Limited management over labour disputes involving retrenched workers at the asbestos company.


Labour Minister, Fackson Shamenda says his ministry will soon discuss labour matters with the company’s management , which is currently under care and maintenance.



Mr. Shamenda warned that for this reason no worker should be evicted from TAP houses before  the dispute is settled.



At least 100 TAP employees are currently on forced leave.



And Union Chairman, Boniface Mweemba, says the affected workers were given  eviction notice of up to  31 December, 2014  to vacate the company’s houses.



The company has an housing estate comprising of 34 houses in Ben Ville and 32 of the houses have allegedly been sold.



This development has caused panic and anxiety among the families occupying the houses in two residential areas along Kafue Road.