The Ministry of Labour has suspended works at Anshan Investment Zambia Limited in Lusaka today.
Ministry of Labour Principal Labour Officer Joseph Kaindama led a team for a random inspection and found that the company has not met the expected working conditions for its employees.
Mr Kaindama explained that there will be no work carried out because Anshan management has not signed contracts for employees and no protective clothing as well as proper sanitation has been provided.
He added that operations will only begin when management puts in place all that is expected to ensure the conditions of service meet what is required.
Meanwhile, Anshan Stone Mill Operator Ngandu Malindi who has been working for 18 months disclosed that pumping oil without proper protective clothing has left him with burns and itchiness on his skin.
And Anshan Chairman Zoo Zongliang said the workers were facing that situation because the company is in recession and celebrating the Chinese Spring Festival.
Anshan Investment located in Lusaka West area began its operations on May 1 2019.
They have done well …these foreign companies tend to mistreat workers and take advantage of them in every way
He should further state that the company shall pay full salaries and benefits to all its employees during the course of suspension.
Mchew! How, why? Dziko la Mulungu!?!
Job well done the Chinese at the worst when it comes to following lab our laws
Kudos to the labour office visit more companys
Great job done by ministry of labour officials Mr Kaindama and Luchembe.
Thank you to the ministry for putting the welfare of our people first. Pabwato is working.
Why should they treat local people like that you did a good Job by paying them a visit
I think my neighbour’s have nyekeshad dry fish. Yanunka . Very annoying. Yes I am having a bad day
They will appeal to state house!
What about Lungu and his PF minions…mistreating Zambians since 2011
I am just wondering where these labour officers go when government/Council works are left unpaid for months on end.
Just wondering, quick to jump on foreign owned companies but government themselves not paying even basic salaries.
They are yet to even pay for those they hired for NRC exercise.
Laws only apply to foreign firms
They suspend the company’s operations pending what? Then them to court …
Everyone that takes a wife has the responsibility of providing the best kitchen environment to make it conducive for her to practice her culinary skills and serve delicious dishes! Actually the husband is a determining factor how the kitchen finally looks if the primary needs of the kitchen are provided before the wife fills in with the tiding up final touches! The man of the house will regularly pop in the kitchen to “CHECK WHAT’S COOKING’? @ Isac Phiri I share your thoughts, the disease is with the Ministry of Labor and must be attended to immediately!
Finally the Labour Office has moved in to curb the vice. It’s long overdue. The pictures shown above display serious work health safety issues, it’s sad for the employees because they are committed and need to provide for their families under any circumstances. To the Labour Office, Well done!!! Time to spot check other organisations, make sure you include some banks on your list.
The company owners must be told to operate within the confines of the Zambian laws
Why are you showing pictures of this civil servant? If the whole Mayor can apologise to Chinks for calling them out what more this poor man
Suspend their operations but with pay to their employees…
The only nonsensical about this ordeal is that I don’ understand why it takes so damn long for our ppl to report this kind of treatment to the authoritarian? come on guys, it’s your country and you have the right obligation to do so. don’t be a foreigner in your own country.
This company will be back operating tomorrow morning, at full throttle, with no changes to labour conditions.
The ministry official will be suspended for 3 months. Remember what happened to Miles Sampa?
Never underestimate the power of the brown envelope!
this is not news , YAMUNYOKOLA NJALA HE NEEDS KA ENVELOPE THEN FINISHED STORY
Kudos to the labour office the Chinese are always a nuisance when it comes to treating workers right
Why would local people be treated like this in their country its uncalled for
Not only are they mistreating their employees but look at the damage they are causing to the environment with all the oil spilling. ZEMA should close them until they meet the required standards !
Thank Principal Labour Officer Mr Kaindama and Mr Luchembe. Please make monthly checkups on all industries including the Indian shops and industtries. Try to check chinese in airport area at ecomomy zone. It is sad a sight. Pounce on this. Workers with no contracts
Mmmh ministry of labour where we’re they’re all this time just because we’re towards election that’s when they start shutting down certain company charge is coming for u, you are all out this time.
KIKIKIKI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVEN WHEN KZ SAYS SOMETHING SENSIBLE HE GETS THE DOWN FINGER KIIKI
So one can just guess that this visit was done only after a tip off from the either an employee of this company or members of the public. These labour officers they dont Inspect work places as in this case.At there offices they report late for work sit and drinking tea,then leave there Jackets behind chairs just to come back later and knock off early. Instead of checking how much wages are being paid to employees. they dont do that.With the current depreciation of the kwacha it has caused most workers to be getting peanuts.
Gayzar Zulu and his gay friends from the PF government have let these Chinese into the country for big money, and let them have a go at poor Zambians for six years – and now, just before the elections, they show some action….! What a coincidence…!
Nothing will happen to the Chinese. Trust me on this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SOMETHING WILL HAPPENED !!!!!!!!!! BROWN PAPER ENVELOPE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But why no action is being taken against ZMART NDOLA whose drivers go without pay for years. Selective laws… Wakeup the so called Labour ministry. August 12 2021 Change of wind. HOPE & HELP. BALLY.
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