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NUM members at ASA Dikolong Mine are on strike

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NUM members at ASA Dikolong Mine are on strike

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) can confirm that its 500 members at ASA Dikolong mine near Burgersfort in Limpopo had downed tools and are still underground since Thursday last week.
“More than 500 members of the NUM are still underground since the 22nd of October 2015. We call on the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to intervene and save the lives of our members,” said Joseph Montisetsi, NUM Deputy President.
The NUM members are demanding the following:

  1. The immediate removal of the HR Manager who is above pension age but working on a fixed term contract of more than two years.
  2. The company must commit a date to declare ESOP’s for the workers.
  3. Health and Safety representatives must be empowered underground. It is totally unacceptable that when Health and Safety representatives raise safety issues underground the company charges them.
  4. Workers demand that the company must withdraw unconditionally the spurious charges levelled against the NUM branch chairperson, branch secretary and the deputy secretary.

The NUM is fully behind its members at ASA Dikolong mine and it will make sure that its member’s demands are addressed.

For further information contact
Joseph Montisetsi: NUM Deputy President: 082 809 2391
Phillip Mankga: NUM North East deputy Secretary: 083 536 5947
Livhuwani Mammburu: Acting NUM National Spokesman: 083 809 3257

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