The Mine workers Union of Zambia (MUZ) says Konkola Copper mines-KCM is operating under financial stress and called for urgent government intervention.
MUZ President Joseph Chewe has since urged government to immediately correct the situation at KCM.
Mr. Chewe has also advised the mining firm to get back to its initial core business of mining ore and not processing concentrates to boost its production levels and finances.
He says if the situation at KCM is left unchecked Chingola and Chililabombwe districts on the Copperbelt are headed for an economic hardship.
Mr Chewe was speaking on the Thursday edition of TV’2 Morning Live News and Current affairs Program from Kitwe.