Zambia's Shoprite workers strike demanding pension

LUSAKA, March 28 Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:24am EDT

LUSAKA, March 28 (Reuters) - More than 1,400 Shoprite (SHPJ.J) workers in Zambia on Monday went on strike over lack of a pension scheme, paralysing the operations of Africa's largest grocer, the union said.

"This is actually a countrywide protest over the non-availability of a pension scheme," the president of the Commercial and Industrial Workers' union, Robert Munsanje said.

Munsanje told Reuters that officials from the union and management were later on Monday expected to meet the minister of labour to try and resolve the problem.

(Reporting By Chris Mfula, Editing by Gugulakhe Lourie)

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