The petition was signed by twenty-seven part-time lecturers. They wrote:
As academics, we thought we must first bring it to your attention that we do not get our payments as according to what is stated in the contracts that we signed, which we strongly feel is against the country’s labour laws.
We always receive our payments after a minimum of six months from the time we render our quality services to the university and in some cases, members end up making individual efforts to get their payments.
However, GZU information and public relations director Anderson Chipatiso told Sunday News that he was not aware of the issue.