Teachers Oppose Salary Deductions
By Victoria Kayeye Yambani
A consortium of Teacher Unions says they have received with worry, pronouncements by the Minister of Finance that government will institute recoveries from teachers who are purported to have received allowances erroneously between 2017 and 2021.
The teachers unions affected include Basic Teachers Union of Zambia, Professional Teachers Union of Zambia and Zambia National Union of Teachers among other.
Secondary School Teachers Union of Zambia General Secretary Sitibekiso Wamuyuwa says while teachers may be aware about the overpayment, there is need for government to engage the teacher unions before any action is taken.
He says the current behaviour of the responsible officers managing the payroll in the education sector lives much to be desired.
A few days ago government indicated having taken measures to recover over 200 million kwacha which was erroneously paid in allowances to public officials under the Ministry of Education.- Diamond TV
Source – Zambianobserver.com