Until the 1980s, Gécamines employed 33,000 workers. They are 12,000 today. 10,500 employees left for the World Bank's "voluntary departure" plan in 2003. Despite declining enrollment, wages are low and very irregularly paid.
Keywords used by Gwenn Dubourthoumieu to describe this photograph: Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Lubumbashi, Katanga, Gecamines, factory, industry, mine, copper, vintage
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