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The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has declared a dispute with Evander gold Mine last week after the employer refused to implement the both the VSP and retrenchment agreement.
Evander Gold Mine is a subsidiary of the Pan African Resources.
During our engagements with the company the number of affected employees was reduced from 976 to 650, with regards to VSP agreement there are 656 employees who have applied for VSP but the employer has only approved 154 and denied the rest. The employer's reasons are not justifiable.
With regard to retrenchment agreement, the employer is refusing to apply avoidance measures as per the agreement. The NUM agreed with the company it will start with Voluntary Separation Package and redeployment to other mines to reduce the number of affected employees.
The intention of the employer is to retrench without meaningful engagement. The NUM has now declared a dispute with the CCMA.
For more information, please contact:
Stanley Lebelo: NUM Highveld Regional Secretary: 082 933 7586
Bongani Tshabalala: NUM Highveld Organiser: 079 518 4774
Livhuwani Mammburu: NUM National Spokesperson: 083 809 3257
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Tel: 011 377 2111
Twitter: @Num Media