The ruling Patriotic Front says it will not accept Konkola Copper Mine’s plan to outsource labour because it is tantamount to modern day slavery.
PF Secretary General Davis Mwila says Minister of Labour Joyce Nonde and Minister of Mines Christopher Yaluma should ensure that the mining giant adheres to government’s stance in the matter.
Mr Mwila says the move by the mining giant is against the country’s labour laws because it was not part of the conditions when the company was buying the mine.
He said this in an interview with journalists in Lusaka.
Mr Mwila said government will intervene in the issue so that the mine does not proceed to outsource labour.
He said the PF will always ensure vulnerable people in Zambia are protected.