By Jessica Achberger
Many employers have followed with interest and concern the changes to the Zambian minimum wage, first published in the Government Gazette on 4 July 2012. The Times of Zambia reported on 12 July that for some categories, the wage increases would be as much as 100 percent. Domestic workers' salaries, for instance, have been raised from K250,000 to K420,000 in basic pay per month.
Now, the changes have now been made final. Reported by the Times of Zambia, Labour and Social Security Minister, Fackson Shamenda, argued:
...Government was ready to get whatever humiliation over the minimum wage because the move was aimed at improving the working conditions of the poor people on whose premise the PF Government campaigned.[view whole blog post ]