Safety Gaps Threaten Copper Miners

[HRW]Workers in the copper mining sector in Zambia remain vulnerable to abuse, Human Rights Watch said today. New Human Rights Watch research found that the government of President Michael Sata, who promised to prioritize labor rights when he took office in September 2011, has made some improvements in supporting the oversight of the mines, but there remains inadequate enforcement of national labor laws designed to protect workers’ rights.