Minworkers welcome Vavi’s commitment
30 September 2012
Mineworkers have welcomed Zwelinzima Vavi’s commitment that Cosatu and the NUM will take forward their demands for better wages in all sectors.
Speaking to hundreds of striking Gold Fields workers at the KDC West mine near Carletonville in Gauteng, the general secretary said mineworkers’ demands were legitimate.
Vavi says the conditions under which mineworkers are forced to work and live are shocking.
Gold Fields employees have been on strike for three weeks, demanding 12-and-a-half-thousand-Rands after deductions.