Union agrees civil servants not performing
A Public Service union in Zambia has agreed that many of its members are not performing to expectations.
The Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) said it agreed with remarks by the nation’s Vice-President that some PS employees were not up to scratch.
President of the CSAWUZ, Dave Chiyobe said the performance of the Public Service had fallen off significantly but called for more time to reform the sector.
Mr Chiyobe said the new Government was trying to improve conditions of service for Public Servants which would help performance improve.
“I totally agree with the Vice-President that the performance of the Public Service is poor but Government shouldn’t rush to fire Public Servants,” Mr Chiyobe said.
“They must give us enough time to reform.”
He said the Public Servants had for a long time worked under poor conditions but the new Government has given them a boost by increasing allowances.
He said the proposed 10-year plan to improve the sector was an important approach to motivating Government workers.
“We now have a starting point to work harder and better,” Mr Chiyobe said.
“The conditions of service under this new Government are very motivating,” he said.
“Our appeal to Government is to give workers enough time to catch up with reforms and if they still fail, then the axe can fall.”