The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike at Glencore Koornfontein Mine Gloria shaft in Mpumalanga.
The strike started on 17th of October 2014 after the company and NUM deadlocked at the CCMA.
NUM is embarking on a strike because Glencore is paying NUM members at Koornfontein Mine one week of service per year and in other operations it is paying three weeks per year of service as a result of the LRA 186A
"Why is the company paying separate packages? Glencore is deviating from the same formula it is using at other operations like Tweefontein and TUGO. This company is very arrogant because even when we were dealing with picketing rules we could not reach an agreement because they wanted to impose their own picketing rules. The CCMA ended up imposing at least reasonable picketing rules to parties," says NUM Highveld Regional Secretary Stanley Lebelo.
"We are being undermined and we will make sure they feel the pinch. We are also intending to apply for a secondary strike from other Glencore operations," he added.
For more information, please contact:
Stanley Lebelo: 082 933 7586 and 078 810 7356 :NUM Highveld Regional Secretary
Livhuwani Mammburu: 083 809 3257 :Acting NUM National Spokesperson
7 Rissik Street. Cnr Frederick, Johannesburg 2001
Tel: 011 377 2111
Twitter: @Num Media
Source Url: http://www.num.org.za/News/tabid/91/entryid/114/num-on-strike-at-glencore-koornfontein-mine-in-mpumalanga.aspx