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Kalumbila Minerals Summons Unions following plans to lay off 730 workers

Economy Kalumbila Minerals Summons Unions following plans to lay off 730 workers

FIRST Quantum Minerals (FQM) is building a new town which will be located near its Trident Mining projects in Solwezi. Above, workers working on a window frame as a finishing touch to one of the model houses for 1,500 housing units the mining firm will build at the new town in Kalumbila area for its miners. The workers were captured during a tour by media heads and other senior journalists to Trident’s Sentinel Mine
FILE: FIRST Quantum Minerals (FQM) is building a new town which will be
located near its Trident Mining projects in Solwezi. Above, workers
working on a window frame as a finishing touch to one of the model
houses for 1,500 housing units the mining firm will build at the new
town in Kalumbila area for its miners. The workers were captured
during a tour by media heads and other senior journalists to Trident’s
Sentinel Mine

Kalumbila Minerals Limited has summoned mine Unions to a consultative meeting following plans to retrench 730 workers at its 2.1 billion US dollars Trident Sentinel Copper mine in Solwezi North Western province.

Both the National Union of Miners and Allied workers -NUMAW- and the Mineworkers Union of Zambia have confirmed the development to ZNBC News in Kitwe.

NUMAW Vice National Secretary Stephen Mwaanga said the unions will meet Kalumbila Management for a consultative process tomorrow.

Mr. Mwaanga said this when he featured on the Kitwe edition of morning Live News and current Affair Program today.

But Chief Government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili says the decision by Kalumbila mine to retrench 730 Miners at its Trident Sentinel mine is regrettable.

Kalumbila has further indicated that 360 jobs currently under recruitment will be placed on hold if the power supply restrictions to sentinel plant are not lifted.

Mr. Kambwili said Government is committed to ensure that the construction of the Lusaka Kalumbila ZESCO Electricity supply power line to the mining industry and other economic sectors in North Western Province is completed.

He said the project once completed will boost power supply to the area.

Kalumbila Mine has demanded that Government and ZESCO re- energize the Lusaka Kalumbila Power line to boost production at the mine which will in turn save the 730 jobs.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Comment: Among all investors only FQML sounds sturbon when it comes to do with diloque & decision making to di government, y? Surely ba Edgar how many pipo ur going to survive with did foolish governance of yoz? it was dollar now its electricity tomorrow it will b nshima affecting pipo 2 liv like gots. Father, Father in heaven if really UA able 2 hear & fiscally c how pipo of Zambian have surfferd from the time mwanawas died. Then Edgar should not even reach November 11th

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