Judiciary union accuses commission of interfering with bargaining process, threatens action (video)


The Judiciary and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (JAWUZ) has accused the acting Director-General of the Emoluments Commission, Mwamba Peni, of interfering with the bargaining process of the judiciary workers.

Union president, Peter Mwale, claimed that Peni was holding to ransom the salaries, improved condition of service and transport allowances for the judiciary workers.

Mwale told Zambia Monitor in Lusaka on Monday that the Union wrote to the Judiciary management a month ago requesting for a date when to commence the negotiations.

He claimed it was agreed that the negotiations would begin on December 1, 2023 with the Chief Administrator of the Judiciary.

“To our disappointment, we were told that the parameters from the Emoluments Commission had not yet come and this made us to get concerned,” Mwale stated.

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He threatened to take unknown action against Peni this week for holding on to the salaries of the judicial workers and interfering with the bargaining process.

Mwale noted with concern that the process which started in the last quarter of the year had not taken off and that workers did not know what lies ahead of 2024.

“Release those parameters or else you shall see what action we shall take as judiciary workers next week,” he warned.

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