Chambishi Copper Smelter has given workers a three day grace period in which to decide whether or not they will be going home after work.
Some workers employed by mining companies in Chambishi yesterday stormed out of quarantine and went home after a month in isolation.
The workers complained of poor living conditions and poor diet.
Meanwhile, the Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ) says miners should not be forced into quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.
Workers at NFCA in Chambishi yesterday stormed out of quarantine and went home after being isolated for a month.
The miners from NFCA, Chambishi Copper Smelter, ZOOC and other mines in Chambishi complained of
poor living conditions and poor diet.
“Do not be forced to sign documents which you do not understand. To work in Zambia is a right, so if you are intimidated come out. Let’s unite as workers, if you stand alone you will be defeated and management will take advantage of you,” MUZ President Joseph Chewe said.
Management and unions are now meeting to find new ways of operating during the covid-19 pandemic.