By Christopher Chisi
The Ministry Of Labor and Social Security has observed with regret that some trade unions are agreeing with employers’ terms and conditions that are below the revised minimum wage when they are expected to negotiate for better salaries for their members.
Ministry of Labor and Social Security Permanent Secretary Barnaby Mulenga has however advised the trade unions to use the revised minimum wage to bargain for better working conditions.
“We expect that ordinary the trade unions would use the instrument of the revised minimum wage to bargain, “he said.
“But then for those that are not unionised, those are the ones to whom the minimum wage applies.”
Mulenga has revealed that they will come up with employment code in order to enhance compliance levels to the revised minimum wage.
He says under the employment code employers who will not be complying with the minimum wage risk being penalized.