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Press Statement, 24 August 2021
NUM march to Richards Bay Minerals is suspended until further notice
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Richards Bay Minerals through the branch Committee has decided to suspend the march that was planned to take place today (24th August 2021).
"The march is suspended until further notice following a late response from Umfolozi Municipality Authorities regarding granting NUM a permit to proceed with the march and to allow the company to finalize its negotiations with its stakeholder," said NUM Acting Full-time shop steward at Richards Bay Minerals, Khulekani Mkhwanazi.
"NUM still believes that labour issues between organized labour and the company remain unresolved, particularly issues like loss of income during the Force Majeure period and unclear future of Zulti South investment, just to mention a few," Mkhwanazi added.
However, NUM is adamant that a solution can be found if the company is prepared to engage with the union. The Branch Committee will update its members and workers in general about the developments and further advice about the way forward.
For more information, please contact
Khulekani Mkhwanazi, NUM Acting Full-time Shop steward at Richards Bay Minerals, 060 501 3921
The National Union of Mineworkers7 Rissik Street.Cnr Frederick JohannesburgTel: 011 377 2111 Cell: 083 809 3257Twitter: @Num_Media