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Vedanta Resources KCM retrenchment plans rejected

27 November, 2013The Mineworkers’ Union of Zambia (MUZ) has rejected plans by Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) owned by Vedanta Resources, to lay off 1,529 mineworkers in Zambia’s biggest mining company. IndustriALL condemns the company’s use of workers’ jobs as a bargaining chip.

Government support for a living wage in Zambia

22 May, 2014Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda told the Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) that he will not sign any collective agreement negotiated by unions if it does not improve workers salary above the poverty line.

Women workers in Zambia and Tanzania pledge to fight violence

8 December, 2017“We will take the Pledge!” cheered young women workers during the Women Organizers’ exchange workshop in Kitwe, Zambia last week.

Zambian miners strike for wages

17 May, 2013“Whilst we are happy with progress we are making in wage negotiations, we aslo want to see improvement in working conditions in the mines” said Joseph Chewe, General Secretary of MUZ.

Zambian union on organizing blitz for contract mineworkers

27 March, 2019Mining companies in Zambia are increasingly employing workers through contractors instead of offering direct employment. Unions are recruiting and organizing to fight back this promotion of precarious work.

3,000 jobs lost expose precarious working conditions in Zambia’s copper mines

16 May, 2019Glencore’s Mopani Copper Mine announced that it will close two shafts and retrench 600 permanent workers and a further 1,500 from contracted companies, and Zambian unions are angry.

ZAMBIA ACTIONS

10 October, 2012IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work

Zambia: Dangote confronted over union busting

22 March, 2018IndustriALL affiliates, the National Union of Commercial and Industrial Workers and the Mineworkers Union of Zambia are fighting against African multinational cement company, Dangote, for violating workers’ rights to organize, freedom of association, and for failing to recognize collective bargaining rights.

Making a change for a HIV free Zambia

6 December, 2012IndustriALL Global Union came together with local partners to carry out a successful Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) campaign at the Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) in Zambia on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2012.

MUZ leaders commit to union rebuilding

6 November, 2012In order to assist in rebuilding union membership, IndustriALL held an organizing and collective bargaining workshop with the Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ).