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How Zambian trade unions’ good intentions hurt workers
compositionposted on 16.12.2021, 00:13 by Thomas McNamaraThomas McNamara
In Zambia’s mining industry, wages and working conditions have consistently declined for 30 years. This is primarily because of changes to labour laws. Strikes have been banned, the subcontracting of workers has become easier, and wages are negotiated at each workplace, rather than for the industry as a whole.