July 28, 2010 / 11:59 AM / 7 years ago

Zambia union says will block Vale copper investment

LUSAKA, July 28 (Reuters) - Zambia’s largest mine workers’ union said on Wednesday it would block Brazilian firm Vale’s VALE5.SA planned development of a $400 million copper mine because of concerns about its bad labour relations record.

Mine Workers’ Union of Zambia (MUZ) president Rayford Mbulu said Vale, which planned to develop the Konkola North copper project, had been involved in a standoff with steel workers in Canada for almost a year and should not be allowed in Zambia. (Reporting By Chris Mfula)

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