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Press Statement, 16 March 2020
NUM POSTPONES A PLANNED MARCH TO THE ANC's LUTHULI HOUSE
Following the announcement by the State President Cyril Ramaphosa declaring the outbreak of Covid19 also known as Coronavirus, the NUM President has the following messages directed to all its entire membership, the leaders and the union employees:
• The outbreak of the Coronavirus is a threat to the human race
• All precautionary measures must be taken to prevent its spread
• The measures announced by the State President apply to all the country.
Therefore, the NUM has decided to cancel all union’s gathering of 100 or more people with immediate effect. There shall be no mass meetings or shaft/ shop steward council meeting until the ban on meetings has been lifted by the State President. Those meetings with lesser people must take precautionary measures as announced by the State President.
It is against this background that the planned march to the ANC Headquarters, Luthuli House, has been postponed until further notice.
The NUM urges all employers in the mining, energy and construction sectors to immediately consider undertaking measures to ensure that the Coronavirus does not spread.
For more information, please contact:
Joseph Montisetse, NUM President, 082 809 2391
7 Rissik Street.
Tel: 011 377 2111
Cell: 083 809 3257