Kansanshi miners resume work
Operations at Kansanshi mine in Solwezi have started normalising following a 15 per cent salary increment that management has offered unionised workers.
A check at the mine by ZANIS this morning revealed that buses were seen taking miners into the mine plant while others were walking through the main gate going to work.
Kansanshi Mine Workers Union of Zambia branch chairperson Billy Mushoke confirmed in an interview that a few workers have reported for work today.
Mr. Mushoke however said negotiations among government, Mine Workers Union of Zambia, National Allied and Mine Workers Union and Kansanshi mine management are still going on in Lusaka.
And Deputy Commissioner of Police for North-western province, Hudson Namachila, said the situation at the mine plant was quiet and normal.
Mr. Namachila however said police are still keeping vigil along the Kansanshi road and the mine entrance.
Unionised workers at Kansanshi mine have been on strike since Thursday last week demanding among other things a salary increment of at least 30 per cent and the mine to employ on permanent and pensionable basis those miners that are on contracts.
Earlier, the mine workers were offered 13 per cent increment by management which they rejected.