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Press Statement , 14 June 2022
NUM Youth Structure to embark on a march to union buildings this coming Saturday
The National Union of Mineworkers Youth Structure (NUMYS) will embark on a march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria this coming Saturday on the 18th of June 2022. The march will aim to address the following issues:
1. No to the closure of mines and power stations.
2. Persistent high unemployment and retrenchments
3.Lack of Social and Labour Plans implementation by the mining companies
4. Arrogant employers through wage negotiations
5. Petrol Hike
The decision to march to the Union Buildings was taken recently by the NUM Youth Structure at its National Youth Committee meeting at EBMTC Midrand. This year marks 46 years since the student uprising of 1976 and 28 years in a democratic South Africa. 46 years later the youth of this country finds itself in a state of a disaster which demands confrontation to change the reality faced by young people in this country.
"We can't commemorate June 16 this year the same way we did over the past years, we need to fight for a better life for our generation," said Sandra Maseko, NUM Youth Structure Acting National Secretary.
The memorandum will be handed to the Minister of Minerals Resources and Energy (DMRE), Minister of Labour and Employment as well as the office of the Presidency led by his excellency Cyril Ramaphosa. We, therefore, call on all NUM Regions, COSATU Young Workers, ANCYL, COSAS, YCL, SASCO and the Youth in our communities to come out in numbers to support this demonstration to liberate ourselves from this onslaught. Frantz Fanon said, "Each generation must discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it".
We will assemble at Burgers Park on the corner of Andries and Jacob Mare Streets in Pretoria at 10 am.
For more information, please contact:
Sandra Maseko: NUM Youth Structure Acting National Secretary: 064 683 9482
The National Union of Mineworkers7 Rissik Street.Cnr Frederick JohannesburgTel: 011 377 2111 Cell: 083 809 3257Twitter: @Num_Media