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Press Statement, 29 May 2021
NUM IS DEEPLY CONCERNED AND WORRIED ABOUT THE PREVALENCE OF COVID-19 IN THE WORKPLACES
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply concerned and worried about the prevalence of Covid-19 infections at the workplaces especially in mining, energy, construction and metal sectors where the NUM organises. The NIUM is sending a clarion call in support of the speedily roll out to expedite the phase two vaccination programme
1.1 The South African Stats as of 24 May 2021 shows the following:
7 day average 3195
7-day average: 88
1.2 COVID 19 Vaccine Rollout Completed Figures as of 24th May 2021
1.3 According to the Minerals Council of SA`s statistical data as at 24th May 2021 is as follows:
1.4 Cases and deaths per commodity:
1.5 Cases and deaths per Region is as follows:
"It is against this backdrop as the Health and Safety leadership guided by the NEC, we have collected the above statistics to not raise awareness but to encourage those that have the interest to participate in the phase 2 vaccination programme to continue to do so and those that chose not to vehemently follow the safety measures as preventative measures," said Sipho Mungwe, NUM National Health and Safety Secretary.
As NUM we note the following:
Having noted the above, as NUM we would like the following to be considered:
The NUM supports the safely approved vaccination to the workers, the public and the global community.
LET US ALL BEAT THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC! AMANDLA!!
For more information, please contact:
Sipho Mungwe, NUM National Health and Safety Secretary, 082 328 8133, 071 3259 720
The National Union of Mineworkers
7 Rissik Street.
Cnr Frederick Johannesburg
Tel: 011 377 2111 Cell: 083 809 3257