Zambia's mining union seals 12 per cent pay rise

600 workers at Chibuluma copper mine affected

LUSAKA (REUTERS) — Mining group Metorex has sealed a one-year wage deal with Zambia's mining union for a 12 per cent pay rise for 600 workers at its Chibuluma copper mine, a government official said on Tuesday.

"They signed the agreement this morning and we are very happy that the negotiations just lasted a few days," labour minister Fackson Shamenda said.

The deal between Metorex, a subsidiary of the Jinchuan Group of China, and the Mine Workers' Union of Zambia, would cover the period January to December 2014, Shamenda said.

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