STAND OFF BETWEEN CBU MANAGEMENT AND STAFF WORRIES STUDENTS

Tinkerbel Mwila

Copperbelt University –CBU-students have expressed concern that the tension between management and staff may affect the academic calendar after unionized academic staff resolved to protest against management’s salary increment offer.

Management at CBU is offering between 4 to 5 percent as salary increment for the year 2022, a proposal that unionized academic staff have rejected and since declared a protest.

Speaking in an interview with Phoenix News, Copperbelt University Students Union –COBUSU- President Felix chanda says students feel the tension might quickly buildup among students at the institution and might result in protests.

He explains that students are concerned with the standoff and are asking management and lecturers at the learning institution to swiftly resolve the matter.

Mr. Chanda added that if not urgently addressed, the standoff is likely to affect administering of the continuous assessment exams which are scheduled to start this week.

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