THE Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has supported Government's call on workers in the country to change their work culture in tandem with the Patriotic Front (PF)'s pace of running affairs as it strives to improve service delivery in line with its campaign promises.
On Wednesday, Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga said in Parliament that workers in all sectors should realise that a new party had formed Government with a different work culture.
Commenting on Mr Mukanga's statement, ZCTU president Leonard Hikaumba said the labour movement always advocated hard work with a positive mindset among workers.
Mr Hikaumba said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that ZCTU's desire was for people to work in accordance with the manner the Government wanted to operate to spur national development.
"As a labour movement, we have also always wanted a change of work culture according to how the Government wants workers to operate in line with their expectations," he said.
He, however, said change of work culture would not be sufficient if the Government could not convene a meeting with the labour movement to share ideas on what each party wanted the other to do.
Mr Hikaumba said the labour movement had recognised that the PF, as a new administration, had its own work culture that employees should adhere to and that dialogue was significant.