If any leader is to get our support we will ask them to sign a memorandum that they will lift the wage freeze
and also that they will reinstate the fired nurses.
The Zambian government introduced a two-year wage freeze
for public workers in the 2014 budget and has maintained it in the 2015 budget despite pressure from trade unions to remove it.
From Monday, union bosses have been defiantly stating that they would never accept a wage freeze
and that they would take 'dynamic measures' in protest against the government plans.
A wage freeze
is a real cut in living standards - and the small concession for the low paid is still less than inflation.
CYNIKA president Andreas Pierides said the proposal included a wage increase of six per cent, which is aimed at making up salary cuts staff endured since 2004 when a restructuring plan by the company instituted a wage freeze
Maintenance unions in Australia continued talks with Qantas Airways on 1 November over plans to implement a wage freeze
for 18 months.
One-half of contracts reported in 1993 called for first-year raises in the 2 percent to 4 percent range; 19 percent called for a first-year wage freeze
This morning, we reiterated our final offer, asking only a one-year wage freeze
in exchange for a signed contract.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "While many workers have agreed modest or even zero increases in pay to save jobs, a generalised wage freeze
will make the downturn worse, not better.
Qantas, an Australian carrier, has unveiled a plan to introduce an 18-month wage freeze
in return for its employees accepting a sliding-scale profit share scheme.
Employees also get a three per cent pay rise this year but face a wage freeze
The final contract offer includes a first-year wage freeze