Union Network International (UNI) is fighting the World Bank to ensure that their security workers are paid just wages. The Bank faces criticism over the low wages paid to its workers in Lusaka, Zambia. The security guards receive a monthly rate equivalent to $82.50 whilst the minimum amount required to meet the basic needs for a family of six is estimated at seven times that.
The Bank faces criticism over the low wages paid to its workers in Lusaka, Zambia.
This does not sit well with the Bank´s aim to reduce poverty. UNI is also calling on the Bank to promote changes in labour laws to benefit workers. This follows a finding that the labour rights of security guards at IMF headquarters were violated by contractor Group 4 Securicor (see Update 54).