Shoprite workers have gone on strike demanding improved
conditions of service.
In Livingstone a ZNBC
News crew found Mosi-oa-Tunya square and two Shoprite outlets
Shoprite Workers that were gathered at Mosi-o-Tunya square were
found chanting anti-management slogans.
The workers complained that the
company has continued to grow but that the conditions of service have remained
And in Kitwe the Shoprite workers told ZNBC news that management
has not been paying them their pension scheme for the last two years.
workers closed the store and demanded to be addressed by Labour
Minister Austin Liato.
The workers told ZNBC News that management agreed
to start a pension scheme but wondered why up to date the administration of
eligible member's past service benefits has remained un resolved.
National Union of Commercial and Industrial Workers - NUCIW - President Robert
Munsanje and Vice President Phebian Ngoliya have confirmed the countrywide
Mr. Munsanje says his union would hold an urgent meeting on
Monday with both Labour Minister Austin Liato and Shoprite management to resolve
And NUCIW Union Vice-President Phebian Ngoliya says Labour
Minister Austin Liato had directed the management at Shoprite to pay workers
their pension money but wondered why the company has failed to do