Chambishi to Retrench 30% Workforce

The uncertainty surrounding mining jobs in the country has continued with Chambishi Metals being the latest to ask about 30% of its workers to go on voluntary separation.

Mineworkers Union of Zambia General Secretary George Mumba has confirmed the latest development barely a few days after similar plans were announced by Kalumbila Mine in North Western Province and Mopani Copper Mines on the Copperbelt.

Mumba has said Chambishi has written to all the mine unions inviting them to a meeting over its plans to downsize labour through the voluntary separation system.

He however could not give further details but indicated that the union will issue a comprehensive statement after the meeting.

Chambishi metals are refiners of copper and cobalt.

Efforts to get a comment from Chambishi metals proved futile as management indicated that more details will only be availed after its meeting with mine unions.


  1. mutinta Jonathan

    too bad

  2. Kaswango



    who’s to blame the company or the workers you know the out-come of privetaisation,who facilited they are enjoiying while the majorit are crying.thats why you shall not rule this country you know yourself.

  4. Razor

    Yes let all the workers be fired and turned to jerabos. After that’s what they voted for .

  5. kay mulenny

    i wonder why zambia has failed to run her own mines

  6. Abekala calo

    The goverment should tell investors who think because of the mining tax regime cannot make profits to go and leave our copper.

  7. Fines@five,five

    Chale cool
    You don’t seem to understand why you are a person
    Selling of mines was done by Ftj ,,,mhrip,,,and we saw massive laid off from different companies
    May God bless you because ulimwaice you re fed wrongly
    Did HHhas powers to sell everything in this country like selling tomatoes
    Kula mwaice
    The issue is tax too much and high cost of production mwaice Think well

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