KCM, contractors’ employees in salary delay

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Employees at the now liquidated Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) have had their salaries for the month of May delayed. The mining company, which is now in the hands of provisional liquidator Milingo Lungu, usually pays its employees before the 25th day of every month.

Some KCM employees confirmed receiving their salaries only later on Tuesday but most of those in managerial positions are reportedly still waiting for their monthly payment.

This month, KCM employees only received their payslips on the 29th despite Lungu’s earlier assurances that even though the company is under liquidation, it’s operations and adminstration shall be normal.

And most KCM contractors have not paid their employees’ salaries up to now citing the happenings surrounding KCM’s liquidation and its processes as the reasons.

According to an internal memo by management of JVchantente Earth works, a contractor at Nchanga Mine, the contractor told its employees that May salaries will be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances which have been necessitated by the current happenings at KCM.

And in interviews with this publication, some employees who were found at the main gate of the Nchanga Mine plant said it is now scary that even salaries are being delayed saying much as they had issues with the Vendetta-led adminstration, not once were salaries delayed.

The employees who spoke on condition of anonymity said government can not run the mines, which is why they must expedite the process of getting a new Investor.


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