By Laura Mushaukwa
Tuesday June 19, 2007 [04:00]
JUDICIARY union chairman Peter Mwale has disclosed that the striking judiciary workers will be paid their money before Friday. And the strike by the judiciary workers in Lusaka has continued. In an interview, Mwale said the payment schedule had already been done and the acting chief administrator had delivered them to the Public Service Management Division (PSMD) and Ministry of Finance in readiness for payment.
He said money would be deposited into the workers’ bank accounts either today or Wednesday. The workers last week refused to resume work saying they would only go back to work when they were given their money.
The magistrates’ complex entrance was locked making it hard for motorists to drive in and at the High Court the registry was locked while some workers stood outside.
The workers resolved to strike in order to force government to pay them their 2003 housing allowances.
Government owes the Judiciary billions of kwacha in housing allowance arrears.