Zambian unionist rallies local peers

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Zambia Congress of Trade Unions deputy secretary general, Elastone Njovu says the space for collective bargaining has continued to shrink in the face of poverty among workers.

Giving the keynote address at the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Workers (BOFEPUSU) congress over the weekend, Njovu said in the short time he had been in Botswana, he had realised familiar challenges facing workers. “The two days I have been here have made me realise that workers face the same challenges everywhere. I am particularly concerned that the space for collective bargaining has continued to shrink in the face of poverty among workers,” said Njovu.

He shared excerpts from the Global Wage Report of 2014 saying its results highlighted the continued decline of wages amidst increasing levels of productivity and capital accumulation.

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