In 2012, COSATU called on the mineworkers
to engage in industrial action to put pressure on the management and owners of
the mines give in to the workers’ demands.
COSATU’s call resulted in the wave of
devastating wildcat strikes that engulfed the mining sector towards the end of
UDM President Bantu Holomisa said it is
concerning to hear that management of the various mines is now planning to
retrench some of its workforce.
Holomnisa said that the UDM is now calling
on the government, the chamber of mines and the unions to sit around the table
and find a solution to these looming retrenchments, to consider bailing out of
these mines in the mean time as it has been in the past.
The UDM calls on the President and the
commission at Marikana to make sure that no one is retrenched not until such
time that the findings of the commission has been published.
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