MINEWORKERS UNION OF ZAMBIA REFUTES HAVING INCITED MINERS TO PROTEST
Written by newsroom on November 18, 2021
The Mineworkers Union of Zambia MUZ has refuted allegations that it incited miners to stage a protest demanding that Mopani Copper Mines pay their accrued benefits under Glencore.
Union Secretary General George Mumba says the miners’ protest was out of annoyance following the delay by Mopani to pay their accrued benefits.
He says the Union has no role inciting the miners and that it is non-political.
Mopani Copper Mines employees on Tuesday staged a protest demanding that the mining firm pays them the accrued benefits under Glencore.
The money was expected to be paid in three installments with the first scheduled for 6th August, 2021, second on 31st October and the third installment on 31st January, 2022.
Yesterday, Wednesday, November 17th, a group of miners accused MUZ President Joseph Chewe of trying to turn their demands to be paid accrued benefits political.
By Raphael Mulenga