Economy

Kagem Mine Withdraws Housing Allowances

Barely a month after committing to pay both housing and basic salaries to its workers sent on forced leave, Kagem mine has withdrawn housing allowances.

Kegem mine had sent its workers on forced paid leave in view of the Coronavirus outbreak committing itself to pay both basic and housing allowance.

However, the company has decided to withdraw the allowance which has also seen staff at management level with a deductible 20% from their salaries.

National Union of Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW) Treasurer Saul Simujika has confirmed the development in an interview.

Simujika said Kagem mine has invoked some provisions of the law in the employment code section 48 which states that a worker on forced leave is only entitled to a basic salary.

Meanwhile, the Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) said it is engaging financial institutions for possible reliefs on some of its members who acquired loans.

MUZ President Joseph Chewe said the move will help its members who are in distress amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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5 Comments

  1. Malizgani Nyirenda

    If the company has withdrawn the housing allowance have the company provided houses to the workers? If not then the company is very unfair, and the union with the government has to look into this matter and help the workers

  2. kasonkama r

    sad development. anyway the bird in your hand is worth thousand birds in the bush. utilize the little you will be given as monthly salary, as the situation is out of hand.

  3. Muko1

    Gentlemen Ur Too Dependant On spoon Feed,ur Cryn While U R Gven Basic Salary,others Hv Nothing Completly,dnt B Too Lazy Use Yo Brains&survive

  4. Ken dollar

    it’s not good to to withdraw some allowances better 2 withdraw some overtimes because if you withdraw some allowances your workers can’t survive according 2 our enconommy

  5. Blaise Yande Sinkala

    Ndiye pameme uzaziba ati kanyoni kamozi mumanja iz better than twambili my bush🎬🎬paipa pano..

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