Thursday, May 10, 2018

Govt to check employment details of the mining workers in the country

The government has promised to thoroughly inspect the employment status of all workers of the mining companies operating in various parts in the country, the Parliament has been informed today. Deputy Minister of State in the Prime Minister's office responsible for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled Hon. Anthony Peter Mavunde said when answering a question during answer and question session. Earlier a special seat legislator Joyce Sokongi raised a question when she wanted to know why the majority of workers of the Nyamongo Gold Mine located in Tarime district, Mara region are not employed and are still working on temporary basis for lack of permanent contracts of employment. The deputy minister noted that, the government through his ministry has embarked on an exercise of inspecting workers of mining companies operating in various parts in the country as in accordance with the Labour Act No. 6 of 2004. The deputy minister clarified that, the essence of doing this is to find out if the management of the mining companies abide by the labour laws imposed in the country and take any appropriate legal actions wherever possible incase of any violation found.

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