MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe
LECTURERS at Copperbelt University (CBU) in Kitwe have threatened not to conduct examinations scheduled to start on Monday if their April salaries are not paid by today.
Copperbelt University Academics Union (CBUAU) acting general secretary Willie Ngosa said in a statement yesterday that the lecturers will only conduct examinations once they are paid.
“CBUAU has noted with dismay the failure by CBU management and Government to pay salaries to workers for the month of April 2017,” he said.
Mr Ngosa said the trend of delayed salaries for workers at the university is not only disappointing but also demoralising.
He said the lecturers will no longer entertain the scenario because they have children and families to take care of.
“To this effect, if the delayed salaries are not paid by 5th May 2017, the final examinations that are scheduled to start on Monday 8th May will not take place. Our members will only conduct examinations once they are paid,” Mr Ngosa said.
He said the Employment Act Chapter 268 subsection 2 of the Laws of Zambia is clear on payment of employee wages which should be settled not later than the fifth day after the date they are supposed to be paid.
Mr Ngosa said workers should have therefore been paid their salaries by April 28.