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24 out the 71 employees fired over pornography reinstated

General News 24 out the 71 employees fired over pornography reinstated

BARRICK Lumwana management on Monday reinstated 24 out the 71 employees that were last week dismissed in connection with the pornographic film detected in the company computers.

The workers were reinstated following an appeal against the management harsh decision to dismiss them.

National Union of Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW) president James Chansa and Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) general secretary Joseph Chewe confirmed the reinstatement of the 24 workers in separate interviews yesterday.

Mr Chansa who on Monday travelled physically to Lumwana with the view to engaging management over the plight of the dismissed workers said Barrick Lumwana management brought back 24 workers who were among those that contested their dismissal.

“As at 16:00 hours yesterday, we managed to bring back 24 workers who appealed against their dismissal,” Mr Chansa said.

He said 50 appeal cases had so far been head by management out of which 24 workers were reinstated and 26 rejected.

Mr Chansa who said the union was yet to hear results of other appeal cases expected to take place soon was happy with management considerate decision to bring back some of the workers.

“This is a good move by management to reinstate some of the workers especially that it was done after we pleaded with them to consider treating the affected employees as people with families to look after,” Mr Chansa said.

He said he watched the pornographic film which involved a three-year-old boy and a girl aged 10 and this made the union to understand management decision to dismiss the workers.

“We are hopeful that at the end of the day a good number of the affected workers will be brought back although it may not be everyone and so my appeal to mineworkers is that this should serve as a lesson,” he said.

And Mr Chewe appealed to Lumwana management to consider pardoning all the involved workers saying the best remedy for now was to put in place measures that would prevent such unwanted material from finding their way into company computers.

Seventy-one Barrick Lumwana employees consisting 31 in senior staff and 40 in junior staff were dismissed last week on Thursday after they were identified to have been watching pornographic film on company computers.

23 COMMENTS

  1. Yangu tata!! what do you tell your wife and family?? honey I have been fired for watching and distributing porn?

    • This is why I hate Zambians how sickening is this, such events are driving us ‘must have’ women to marry foreign people because of the engagements of such atrocities by Zambians
      A Zambian is an evil man, disgusting!

      Thanks

    • Mushota 1.1

      U know Porn is alien to Zambians and more so featuring in it. U claim to be married or whatever in Europe.

      those are the people that feature in these movies and enter ladies like u in the sewer line (bums) cause to them it is normal. Don’t come to the site to annoy people with your sentiments and accusation when those things happen where u are and allowed.

    • Mushota 1.1

      U know P.o.r.n is alien to Zambians and more so featuring in it. U claim to be married or whatever in Europe.

      those are the people that feature in these movies and enter ladies like u in the sewer line (bums) cause to them it is normal. Don’t come to the site to annoy people with your sentiments and accusation when those things happen where u are and allowed.

    • This is a criminal offence! The police are not supposed to wait for Lumwana to complain, they are suppose to step in and charge these people with “Unlawful possession of Pornographic materials” and possibly add “with intent to corrupt, distribute and or commercialize” against the laws of Z, Cap, chapter of 19…..
      The police are letting these criminals get away with this! And after their indulgence in watching this porn, they go defiling & raping…

  2. This truly makes sad reading. Am sure this has sent clear signals to everyone out there especially the so called elite (white collar) men and women who spend endless hours on their PCs wathching disgusting and unorthodox things. really sad…shocking and disgusting to say the least!!!

  3. @ Mushota

    Those whites are the major culprits, don’t sound holier than thou… Some materials are healthy and educational…you even know deep down!!! In fact safe pornography is not harmful if well consumed… it spices couples intimacy and love making techniques. what are you talking about?

  4. its very indeed a sad story for your children to here that you where dismissed from employment for watching pornographic material.
    what are you going to teach them in society when it comes to curb the vice.i feel pit for you all.

  5. @ Mushota, why do you always comment like a mad woman who see things from the air, so what if you hate zambians. I know overseas prostitution has taken you to another level of madness hence your comments dont matter much.
    It is high time you started contributing positively mwaiche. Is it because you are married to your fellow goat who is failing you…in all areas.

  6. sad situation indeed watching porn while working. The police should also come in and arrest these people. Watching porn is a crime against the laws of this land. The evidence is already there hence these people should be prosecuted. There shouldnt be any sacred cows just because they are miners. Cage them they are a danger to society especially our children. I rest my case.

  7. IF THE PORN WAS SENT AS E-MAIL AND EMPLOYEES OPENED IT,THEN IT’S A DIFFERENT CASE. BUT, SENDERS AND FORWARDERS OF SUCH MAIL SHOULD BE THE ONES TO PUNISH BECAUSE THEIR MOTIVE TO DISTRIBUTE PORN IS QUESTIONABLE .
    GOING ONTO A PORN SITE TO WATCH PORN IS STRAIGHT FORWARD PUNISHMENT

  8. Does Lumwana have clear policies of acceptable Usage of IT systems? This sounds like being reactive, because their IT department would have not allowed Users to Access such Rubbish materials on their NETWORK. Fire the CIO & his IT infrastructure team. They failed by allowing this to happen. VERY SHAMEFUL THAT ZAMBIANS CAN BE THIS DIRTY?? WATCHING KIDS???? Where are the morals and ethics?? Calling yourselves Christian Nation??

  9. Oh my, i was busy condeming the company kumbe these miners are pedophiles, throw them out and report them to the police, who in their right mind does that? I cant even picture that in my mind, it’s so sick my God i have no words, i appologise for my biased comments last week.

  10. barrick lumwana should instead be sued for running a capricious IT department. All those fired must be reinstated immediately.

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