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Workers unions urge govt to revisit Covid-19 vaccination measures

Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) says workers’ unions in the country have resolved not to support the discriminatory punitive being advanced by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

According to a statement issued by ZUNO General Secretary Fray Michelo, the unions have since urged the government to revisit its decision.

Mr. Michelo added that the Unions have reminded the government that implementing the laid down measures is an infringement on human and workers’ rights. He said the unions are only in support of mass sensitization and not mandatory vaccination.

“Unions observed that government seemed to already have made a decision and only needed an endorsement from the unions,” he said.

“Unions were not aware of any road map by the government to avert the fourth wave of Covid-19,”.

Mr Michelo further said the target of public service workers was not justified as they are only a small section of the whole population that is 200, 000 people against 17 Million.
On Sunday this week government had put in place measures to protect the population from the fourth wave among them the need for all civil servants to be vaccinated.

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