Railway workers Union condemns suspension of NESAWU general secretary
Zambia News Agency: 30 January, 2006
Kabwe - RAILWAY Workers Union of Zambia (RWUZ) has condemned ZESCO Management for the suspension of NESAWU General Secretary Yotham Mutayachalo.
RWUZ General Secretary Benson Ngula said this in a press statement released to ZANIS yesterday.
He stated that the union strongly condemned the decision that was taken by ZESCO management to suspend and withdraw the secondment of Mutayachalo from NESAWU purely on flimsy grounds.
"Firstly, the Human Resource Manager should realise that the union as an entity is and represents the eyes of government and the people of Zambia on management of ZESCO which plays an important role in the economic performance of the country," Mr Ngula said.
He urged the Ministry of Energy and Water Development to quickly take action and deal with ZESCO management and deeply investigate the happenings at the power company.
He added that of late, Zesco has of late been condemned of the way the management has handling the affairs of the company.
Mr Ngula said management should not hide behind the suspension of employees in order to cover up their inefficiency and shortfalls.
"We therefore urge the minister of Labour and Social Security to intervene and reverse the decision as it is against the industrial and Labour Relations act Part II 5(2) a and b.
He urged his fellow leaders to stand up and condemn in strongest terms such acts, which were based on intimidating the labour leaders who had been mandated by the workers to represent them.
"As RWUZ, we shall support NESAWU in its efforts to enlighten the nation on the management of ZESCO," Mr Ngula said.