Luo counsels UNZA management, unions

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:14:23 +0000



THE University of Zambia (UNZA) management and unions should endeavor co-exist and promote industrial harmony through positive collective bargaining, minister of Higher Education Professor Nkandu Luo has advised.

Prof Luo counselled both UNZA Management and the three unions UNZALARU, UNZAPROSA and UNZAAWU that humility was the hallmark of good leadership.

She challenged all stakeholders to work as a team as UNZA belonged to everybody, hence the need for unity. Prof Luo said  this at a two-day training workshop organized for UNZA Management and the three unions under the theme ‘Embracing Transformation Leadership’ in Siavonga that all public universities should take the lead in exhibiting exceptional leadership.

She reiterated that public universities were the “crème de la crème” and that they should endeavor to promote industrial relations harmony through positive collective bargaining together with the unions. The minister however commended the UNZA for promoting critical aspects of good corporate governance through training and team building in transformational leadership.

“UNZA management and unions should promote industrial relations harmony through positive collective bargaining. Humility is the hallmark of good leadership and all stakeholders should work as a team as UNZA belongs to everybody” she said.

Meanwhile, UNZA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Luke Evuta Mumba, said that the training would assist in enhancing negotiation skills for both management and unions.

Prof Mumba called on UNZA members of staff to embrace transformational leadership as well as change in order to remain relevant in modern higher education business.

He challenged UNZA staff to acquire new skills in transformational leadership through continuous process of learning.

And UNZA chairperson of the Caretaker Committee Namucana Musiwa, encouraged management and the unions to promote team building based on common vision and objectives so as to come up with new ideas in running the university.

Ms Musiwa said that to achieve the desired future for the university, there was urgent need for a revolutionised paradigm shift coupled with teamwork.



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