And Ndola District Commissioner Moses Mumba has appealed to hospital management and district health management teams to desist from firing or intimidating those who took part in the strike because the Government had issued an amnesty to all the health workers.
“It is therefore, prudent that hospital, district health management boards and the Government, should exercise leniency and flexibility and desist from punishing those who participated in the just ended strike in the spirit of harmony and oneness,” Mr Sampa said.
“In its acceptance we expect that the Government will not treat the resuming of work as an issue of business as usual, but that it shall endeavor, this time around to fulfill the position,” Mr Sampa said.
And Mr Sampa also apologised to Zambians for the losses they could have suffered both materially and in terms of lives of friends and relatives during the period in which the health workers withdrew labour.
Meanwhile, the go-slow by University of Zambia (UNZA) lecturers and supporting staff has continued with the unions giving management and the Government a three-day ultimatum in which to resolve the impasse at the institution.
He said the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) was talking with the Government on the need to withdraw the circular that was issued by Secretary to the Treasury directing grant-aided institutions not to award pay increases of more than five per cent.
He dispelled allegations that the lecturers were taking advantage of the returning students to press for increased salaries saying the process had been going on for a long time and that members could no longer hold their patience.
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