Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) president Chishimba Nkole says threats by the Mopani Copper mines to lay off 4700 employees following restriction of power supply by the Copperbelt Energy Corporation is intended to intimidate and blackmail the affected stakeholders. Speaking at a press conference in Lusaka today, Nkole who is also ZCTU president called on government to conclude its negotiations of improving workers conditions of service so that they can be in tandem with the economic hardships. “MUZ vehemently rejects these intentions by MCM to cut 4700 jobs as reported in their press statement. MUZ also calls on government to intervene on the matter so that MCM does not resort to job cuts. The move appears to be intended to…...

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