THE Crews and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CRAWUZ) has called on the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) management to reinstate the workers that were dismissed for allegedly protesting over delayed salaries and arrears.
Six union officials from TAZARA based in Kapiri Mposhi were dismissed last week on allegations that they incited workers to protest against unpaid four months’ salary arrears in November last year.
CRAWUZ president Bevis Silumbe appealed to the Government to find a lasting solution into the matter, considering the challenges the authority had been faced with.
He said the action taken by the management should strongly be condemned and that the workers should with immediate effect be reinstated to avoid unnecessary disruptions in the operation of the authority.
Mr Silumbe said the current TAZARA management was the worst in the history of TAZARA, and that the company’s challenges it should be taken as a matter of urgency.
“These union officials were accused of having incited workers to protest their four months unpaid salary arrears and demand for the removal of the incompetent management. The dismissal letters were effective January 26, 2015,” he explained.
Mr Silumbe said TAZARA was faced with numerous challenges, which included failure to pay its employees’ salaries.