Zimbabwe Diamond Workers Fight Mbada Diamonds Management

Mining and Exploration
02/06/2015 14:58

The Zimbabwe Diamond Miners Workers Union (ZDMWU) has said it will not be intimidated by diamond mining companies who are looting diamonds in Chiadzwa while suppressing their workers. Secretary General Justice Chinhema said ZDMWU’s sole objective is proper representation of workers in the diamond industry in pursuit of good working conditions, fair labour practices, wages and salaries and to ensure diamond industry workers have a say in extraction activities. Chinhema said the unprecedented looting of national resources has gone on too long while working conditions in Chiadzwa remain primitive and oppressive. Chinhema said the workers' stirke was genuine and not an attempt to capture media attention and tarnish the image of Zimbabwe ahead of the Kimberly meeting in Angola in June, as reported by the Sunday Mail.