By MOFFAT CHAZINGWA –
LECTURERS at the Copperbelt University (CBU) in Kitwe have continued with their work stoppage, which entered day-four yesterday.
The lecturers, who are protesting over delayed salaries for December 2015, have refused to heed management’s plea to resume work.
CBU Academics Union (CBUAU) acting general secretary Willie Ngosa said in an interview yesterday that the lecturers would only resume work after being paid their December earnings.
“The status-quo at CBU remains the same and, as lecturers, we are not going back to work until we are paid our December salaries.
“The plea by CBU management for us to get back to work is unattainable because even if we do that, how are the lecturers going to be travelling to get to work, because some of them stay as far as Kalulushi and Chingola and for them to travel, they need fuel to put in their vehicles,” Mr Ngosa said.
He said it was not the wish of the lecturers to down tools, but circumstances had forced them to do so.