07 July 2014
The Democratic Alliance is calling for
President Zuma to hold a special briefing to address the major service delivery
failures in the mining communities of this country.
DA MP of Labour Ian Ollis said it is clear
that government has failed to deal with socio-economic issues directly
affecting the lives of mineworkers over the past 20 years.
Ollis said the President in his State of
the Nation Address emphasised that they will do something for mineworkers to
ease plight, and we have seen nothing tabled as yet.
“We believe that it is time for the President
to brief the Labour Committee in Parliament as to what the plan is concerning
this. The CCMA told us that even a R12 500
minimum wage will not solve the problems in the mining community because many
of these problems are social problems” Ollis added.
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