No money during Xmas, new year for KCM miners

No money during Xmas, new year for KCM miners

Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 10.32.29 Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 10.32.39Miners at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) will not be paid Christmas bonuses and probably December salaries until some time next year.

According to a memo placed by KCM Human Resources vice-president Jacob Nvobu, the payments have been delayed due to unforeseen circumstance.

Yesterday (December 17, 2015), Njovu placed a memo explaining that instead of the monies been paid today (18 December 2015), the monies would be paid sometime during the second week of January 2016.

But today, December 18, 2015, Njobu placed another memo, which does not estimate or suggest the day the monies will be paid. Instead the latest memo simply says ‘money will be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances’.

Miners have suffered gravely under the PF regime. Thousands have already been thrown in to the streets and paid an insult of K18, 000, each yet the cost of living has increased more than 400 per cent from the time Edgar Lungu was elected president. K18, 000 is just Us $1600 and the PF expects the miners to buy commercial farms and launch international business from this money.

According to Frank Bwalya, the miners’ suffering is caused by their own behaviour.

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