ilo logo2.jpgThe country’s employers have been urged engage workers through collective bargaining process to improve worker-employee relations.

This came out during a labour relations workshop held in the capital.


Legal practitioner, Mr. Johnlife Mawire who presented a paper on recent labour cases in the country to members of the corporate world attending the workshop said there is need for companies to create platforms that enhance good communicative links between employers and employees on issues regarding salary disputes.

Mr. Mawire said lack of good conflict resolution skills by companies on salary issues has left many workers with salaries below the poverty datum line.

The implementation of collective bargaining by employers is expected to ease conflicts between workers and employers.

Of late employers have reportedly been unwilling to bargain with employees for salary increments even when their companies are making profit.

The just ended International Labour Organisation 100th session held in Geneva, compels member countries to follow the workers Bill of Rights which states that companies should not dictate salaries to workers, but should reach an agreement with the employees.