Sunday, July 05, 2015

NUM members at Twickenham on strike

Jaimie-faith Poonah
05 July 2015

More than 524 members of the National Union of Mineworkers at Twickenham Mine in Burgersfort in Limpopo had downed tools after Capital Development Services served NUM with section 189A of the Labour relations Act.

Acting NUM spokesperson Livhuwanai Mammburu said this company is a subsidiary of the Anglo Platinum.

Mammburu said the company want to retrench 165 employees out of 524 of which these 165 employees are all members of the NUM.

Mammburu added that the NUM members resolved to strike on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 after the employer served employees with individual notice to terminate their contracts of employment.

“The workers’ demands are that the employer must reinstate all employees affected, Anglo platinum must do away with SAN contracting services as a Labour hire and all employees must be absorbed by Anglo platinum as soon as possible.” Mammburu concluded.



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