Saturday, June 15, 2024

Workers protest over non-payment of salaries


Workers at Zambia Mineral Processing Plant (ZMPP) in Shibuyunji district have staged a protest for non-payment of salaries for the past 14 months.

The over 36 employees protested in front of the company premises demanding for wages which have not been honoured.

Speaking on behalf of the workers, Rajesh Hamukule  complained that the company has been promising to pay wages but has failed.

Mr Hamukule  said the workers are failing to care for their families because of non-payment of salaries.

Shibuyunji District Commissioner Alfred Shaputu, who expressed concern, indicated that government will not tolerate any infringement of workers’ rights.

Mr Shaputu assured the workers when he visited the company that the district administration will engage management to find a solution to the problem.

And Zambia Minerals Processing Plant Manager Raymond Hills said the company is working towards addressing the challenge.




  1. Fourteen months without pay?? Only in Zambia! How are the employees supporting their families?? Our people are daily, unacceptably trodden down by unscrupulous employers, yet the government appears not to know nor care. Mr Hills states ‘the company is working towards addressing the challenge’… after fourteen months??? – whilst he, himself is drawing a salary I expect! Are there no labour Unions in Zambia? Ridiculous.

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