Govt to grow economy, create jobs -TAMBATAMBA

By Justine Akakulubelwa Labour Minister BRENDA TAMBATAMBA says government has prioritised the stabilisation of the economy as a way of addressing some of the challenges the labour market is facing. Ms. TAMBATAMBA said this in Livingstone today, when she officially opened the Federation of Free Trade Unions of Zambia – FFTUZ- fifth supreme labour conference.

Mansa Sugar given ultimatum

By Musenge Mulimba Government has given management at Mansa Sugar one month in which to implement policies that are in line with the Employment Act and the country’s labour laws. Assistant Labour Commissioner JOSEPH KAINDANA is concerned that some workers at Mansa Sugar have not been given contracts. Mr. KAINDANA said this when Labour Minister

Govt justifies increase in minimum wages

By Mwila Nsofu Labour Minister, BRENDA TAMBATAMBA says the increment in wages for domestic workers is because they have not gotten any upward adjustment in five years. Ms. TAMBATAMBA says this was because of COVID 19 which affected employers. Speaking during ZNBC’s SUNDAY Interview, Ms. TAMBATAMBA called on employers to adhere to the new changes

NAPSA pays out K8.7 billion

By Etambuyu Katota The National Pension Scheme Authority -NAPSA has paid out K8.7-billion to over four hundred thousand beneficiaries under the pre-retirement lump-sum benefit programme. Labour and Social Security Minister BRENDA TAMBATAMBA announced this during the launch of the NAPSA 2022 to 2023 strategic plan in Lusaka today. Ms. TAMBATAMBA said the launch of the

TAMBATAMBA challenges Human Resource practitioners

By Angela Limwanya Labour and Social Security Minister, BRENDA TAMBATAMBA has challenged Human Resource practitioners to educate employees on pre and post-retirement interventions by the government. Ms. TAMBATAMBA says the new dawn government is implementing the pre-retirement programme through the National Pension Scheme Authority –NAPSA- to improve the welfare of workers. She says the partial

Chief MUMENA wants employment act amended

By Justine Kawisha Chief MUMENA of the Kaonde people of Kalumbila District in North Western Province has appealed to government to urgently amend the employment act to address areas that disadvantage locals from getting jobs in the private sector. Chief MUMENA says traditional leaders gave up their land for development projects such as mines to

Govt acts on abusive employers

By Wilson Mulinda The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has suspended the operations of Asham Investment limited, a lime producing company for failure to provide Personal Protective Equipment to workers. The Ministry has further fined the company and Baudot Cement Zambia Limited 60 thousand kwacha each to be paid within 14 days or risk
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