The National Union of Mineworkers has expressed shock, disgust and
sadness by Harmony Gold’s intention to retrench three-thousand-and-forty
mineworkers at its Doornkop operation.
Acting NUM National Spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu said, the union has
requested the Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi to intervene
immediately to stop this drastic action by the company that will leave hundreds
of mineworkers in a dire situation.
Mammburu says we experiencing serious job cuts at Doornkop mine. We
received section 189 from the company which was really telling us that the company
intends to put Doornkop mine and the Metrological plant on maintenance that is
going to affect about 3 600 jobs.
As NUM we are totally rejecting and denying the retrenchments of
“We are going to challenge that, and already we wrote a letter to the
Minerals and Resources department seeking its intervention”, Mammburu added.
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