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Campaign Kazakhstan protest: Kaz Minerals
On Monday 28 September a protest took place outside the London office of Kaz Minerals plc, demanding action to alleviate the suffering of that company's workers and its victimisation of activists.
A representative of the workers, Berik Zhagiparov has been in London as a guest of the National Shop Stewards Network and individual unions. He is drawing attention to the fact that every month, on average, two workers are being killed working for Kaz Minerals in Zhezkazgan. Also, year by year, workers' wages are being reduced and they can't support their families. Workers who speak openly about their wages and conditions have been illegally sacked.
At the London protest event Kaz Minerals refused to meet with Berik Zhagiparov. Nevertheless a protest petition was handed in by Berik and British trade unionists.