Government commended for stopping KCM from outsourcing work


The National Union
of Miners and Allied Workers -NUMAW- has commended government
for its action to stop Konkola Copper Mines -KCM- from
transferring workers to a Chinese investors.

NUMAW president James Chansa says the decision taken by
Minister of Mines Christopher Yaluma to halt KCM’s plan to
transfer over 900 workers to contractors is an indication that
government has the welfare of miners at heart.

Speaking to ZNBC News in an interview, Mr. Chansa noted that
had government not intervened in the matter, the miners would
have lost employment in the name of KCM management’s workforce

He said government’s decision should set a precedence adding
that no mine should think of transferring its workers to
contractors in future.

Mr. Chansa said the decision is an assurance that the miners’
jobs are secure.

On Monday, Minister of Mines Christopher Yaluma directed
Konkola Copper Mines to stop its planned transfer of 910
workers to contractors.