The National Union of Energy and Allied Workers has described the move by ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mundende to fire five of the seven Directors as corporate sabotage.
Last week in an internal Memo to staff dated Friday, December 02 2016, Mr Mudenda fired the Director Human Resources, Director Legal Services and Company Secretary, Director of Finance, Director of Strategy and Corporate Services and Director in charge of Distribution and Customer.
NESAWU General Secretary Manson Mutambo said the sacking of the directors is a bad move especially seeing that it comes shortly after the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) dissolved the ZESCO board.
Mr Mutambo said the firing of the five directors without stating the reasons also contravenes the new Employment Act which stipulates that workers should be given reasons for the termination of employment.
He has since called on the IDC to urgently put in place a new Board at ZESCO. Mr Mutambo said the firing of the Directors at ZESCO is part of the mismanagement which is taking place at the state owned power utility company. – (Lusaka Times)