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NUM to march against IPPs, retrenchments and the privatization of Eskom
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is gearing itself up for an inter-sectorial march to be staged at the Unions Building in Pretoria next week on the 17th of November 2018. We call upon all workers organised in the mining, energy and construction sectors, community members, truck associations, our sister unions in Cosatu, the ANC alliance partners to prepare themselves so that they can join us on the 17th November 2018 to peacefully march in a protest against the Independent Power Producers...
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NUM response to Section 189 consultation for senior executives at Eskom
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is flabbergasted to learn that the struggling Eskom is engaging its senior executives on a Section 189 process. The Labour Relations Act (LRA) requires that if affected workers are members of the union, the union must be consulted on behalf of its members. The NUM has not received any notification of Section 189 wherein Eskom contemplates operational dismissals.
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NUM is deeply concerned about Gold Fields decision to retrench 1 500 mineworkers
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) PWV region is highly perturbed and disappointed by the decision taken by Gold Fields’ South Deep mine to retrench about 1 500 employees with the intention of saving costs. That cannot happen at the expense of poor workers.
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NUM Highveld Region response on the reckless statement made by Greenpeace Africa
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in Highveld has noted with utter disgust a reckless statement made by Greenpeace Africa. Greenpeace Africa analysis has identified Mpumalanga as the world’s largest air pollution hotspot across six continents.
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NUM calls for lifting US embargo against Cuba

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NUM calls for lifting US embargo against Cuba
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) calls for the lifting of US embargo against Cuba that has been going on for more than 60 years. The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba for almost six decades is evil, deplorable, unjust, severe and extended system of unilateral sanctions ever applied against any country.
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NUM National Office Bearers to embark on recruitment campaigns in Kwazulu-Natal
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) President Joseph Montisetse and the Treasurer General Mpho Phakedi would lead the KwaZulu-Natal recruitment campaign at Somkhele Coal Mine in Mtubatuba this coming Sunday. The President and the Treasurer General will be joined by KwaZulu-Natal Regional Office Bearers, branch leadership, and relevant branch organizer. This program emanates from the national congress resolution that seeks to re-enforce recruitment within the organization. The recruitment c...
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NUM declared a national strike at Murray and Roberts cementation
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has served Murray and Roberts Cementation a notice to resume with a strike on Thursday 25th October 2018 from 6 am in all operations. Murray and Roberts Cementation is sub-contracted to Venetia Mine owned by De Beers Group.
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NUM rejects the Eskom business model that is in courtship with private capital
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) rejects the agenda of privatising Eskom as imposed by the latest business model is a mere tool aimed at destroying almost 90 000 jobs in Eskom and in the coal mines. It is also an unfortunate attempt by the government to circumvent, NUM and COSATU as well as the Congress movement resolutions that means of production must be in the ownership of the state, basically for development purposes. Corporatisation and ring-fencing in the early 2000’s failed and ...
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NUM KwaZulu-Natal Region calls for Monde Bala and Charles Ndhlovu to both vacate General Manager (GM) and HR Manager's positions
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has always been saying Monde Bala and Charles Ndhlovu are the worst managers at Eskom in KwaZulu-Natal. Since the arrival of Mr. Monde Bala as the General Manager (GM), KwaZulu-Natal has been declining on the key aspect of the business. The province is failing to collect revenue ever since his arrival, matters of consultations with trade unions are unilaterally implemented without any consultations The man has no passion to see the province progress. H...
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NUM Western Cape Region is worried by the reckless statement made by the Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on ESKOM's looming retrenchments
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in Western Cape Region is angered and disturbed by the reckless statement made by the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni on the ESKOM's looming retrenchments. The NUM is of the view that there are labour laws in this country that must be respected by all including the Minister of Finance. To announce the possibility of reducing numbers without consulting the unions that are organizing in that sector is unlawful and reckless.
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