And First Quantum Minerals has also announced that it will not be laying off workers in response to the new tax regime.
Mineworkers Union of Zambia President Joseph Chewe says LCM has opted to engage government over the controversial tax regime.
Chewe said the move taken by Luanshya Copper Mines need to be emulated by other mining firms that earlier announced plans to cut jobs in the industry amid changes on the tax regime.
Chewe stated that the move taken by Luanshya Copper Mines as well as Mopani Copper Mines is a move in the right direction and will help in safeguarding jobs.
He said job cuts in the mines are detrimental as they end up depriving government from collecting the much needed revenue and could send youths on the streets.
Chewe and his team has been engaging mine owners on the sidelines to take a dialogue approach as opposed to laying off workers in view of new mine tax regime.