Government says it will not tolerate abuse of workers by some companies in Solwezi districts.
Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba issued the warning May 1st when he addressed hundreds of workers who turned out for the Labour Day celebrations.
Mr Kalaba said government is concerned with the behaviour of some company owners in Solwezi who are abusing workers and involved in human trafficking and forced labour.
The minister warned that government will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and will ensure that the culprits are brought to book in accordance with the law.
He said any unfair labour practices are detrimental to the promotion of decent work.
He has since directed all employers to adhere to labour laws before government visits them.
And Education Deputy Minister David Mabumba condemned political leaders who were calling on workers to boycott this year’s labour day celebrations.
Mr Mabumba also urged nurses who were dismissed from work to take advantage of the amnesty by government and re-apply for their jobs so that they can be re-engaged.