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Government concerned with the poor conditions of service in most mining companies

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Labour Minister Hon. Joyce Nonde Simukoko
Labour Minister Hon. Joyce Nonde Simukoko
Government is concerned with the poor conditions of service prevailing in most mining companies on the Copperbelt.

Minister of Labour Joyce Simukoko who has been touring the Copperbelt says Government will be forced to impose a law to protect workers from casualisation and poor salaries.

Mrs. Simukoko who was speaking in an interview with ZNBC News in Kitwe said her visit to the Copperbelt has brought to the fore the conditions prevailing in the extractive industry.

She said the PF government is pro-poor, hence the plight of workers in the extractive industry is priority AND will be addressed with the seriousness it deserves.

And the Mine Workers Union of Zambia has recommended that government comes up with a law to stipulate the minimum wage for workers in the mining sector and all those in the extractive industry.

MUZ Secretary General Joseph Chewe says Government must regulate the conditions of service for the extractive industry to ensure miners are remunerated well.

Mr. Chewe says mining is hazardous and that with the birth of outsourcing and contractual jobs in the extractive industry, Government must impose the minimum wage to protect the Zambian workers.

He commended the minister of labour for touring the mines and meeting with all the unions to appreciate the challenges they are facing.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. It is a liar that government is concerned with the plight of miners.If they were we would not the nonsense that go on in the mines. This is govt is full of pathetic liars and its a shame to her for a minister.

  2. Actions speak louder than words; every time its about “concerns”; “warning”; well when are you going to act?

  3. Joyce is trying to make herself relevant. Sometimes you cannot tell whether she is a minister or a trade union. The truth is that she is lost in a ministerial role, spent too much of a labour unionist.

  4. Even blind sycophantic P.F Cadres know deep down, Simukoko is HOPELESS!!
    Just eating Taxpayers money for nothing!

  5. yes owez concerned with no action! is this same minister who is disclosing the names of the informer! jst see how many unions the mines have now!!! the unions are jst sleeping with no action yet pipo are meant to contribute,A worker in zambia is not protected by any labour laws including urself madam simukoko

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