ZCTU saddened by FQM ‘s threat to lay off 500 workers

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Zambia Congress of Trade Union says it is saddened with First Quantum Mine in Solwezi in North-western province’s intention to lay off 500 workers at the mine.
ZCTU Secretary General Roy Mwaba said his organisation condemn such a move because it is against the Zambian decent work agenda and the Patriotic From manifesto of job creation.
Mr Mwaba said that as a country, we are depending on the mining industries to create employment which are fully sustainable.
ZANIS reports that the ZCTU Secretary General said this in a statement released in Lusaka, today.
He said all along, the country have been happy that the mining has been taking root in the new Copperbelt of North Western province but that this is no longer the case.
Mr Mwaba stated that contrary to what FQM is planning to do the mining giant must first compare notes with what happened at KCM when the Zambian people cried against the massive lay-off of 2000 workers.

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