Mine Unions urge Govt to grant reliefs to Mopani

Government should provide the required relief to Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) and other mining companies to save jobs during the Covid-19 period, the unions have demanded.

Speaking at a media briefing at Katilungu house on Monday 20th April,2020, Mine Workers Union of Zambia President Mr Joseph Chewe said the unions were calling on the government to provide relief like VAT refunds and revise other measures that mines are crying for, to safeguard miners’ jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can’t sacrifice 11,000 workers, we don’t want to be part of that, something within these 90 days must be done to address this for good.

Also present at the media briefing was United Mine Workers Union of Zambia President, Mr Wisdom Ngwira and National Union of Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW) President Mr James Chansa.

By The Mast

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