Miners at Kalumbila mine in Solwezi are currently protesting failure by the PF government to intervene and protect them from slavery.
Kalumbila mine is owned by First Quantum Minerals. The miners are accusing PF minister of labour Fackson Shamenda of getting bribes from employers whenever they complain to the ministry. The miners are particularly protesting against slave wages, lack of health ,education allowances plus the removal of funeral grant for workers. The are also protesting against high rental of mine houses Vis-à-vis perks.