Mulungushi University staff on go slow over salaries

Mulungushi University
Mulungushi University

Academic staff at Mulungushi University in Kabwe have staged a go slow demanding improved salaries.

This follows a stalemate in the 2015 negotiations for improved conditions of service between management and the union.

Copperbelt University Academics Union Acting General Secretary Nyirenda Kawunga has confirmed the development with ZNBC news in a telephone interview.


Dr Nyirenda says Management at Mulungushi University has offered a five per cent increment from the initial 25 percent sought by staff.

He said the union had given Mulungushi University management a two week ultimatum to get back to the negotiating table, which has since elapsed.


But Mulungushi University Vice Chancellor Ellis Ng’ambi has appealed to the academic staff to get back to work.

Professor Ng’Ambi told ZNBC news that the University has no capacity to increase salaries beyond the five per cent it has offered due financial constraints.


She says Mulungushi University is paying academic staff at the same level as the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University despite financial limitations.

Professor Ng’ambi said all demands of academic staff were agreed upon except for a 25 per cent salary increment.