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numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Tuesday said it was “deeply worried” about intimidation, harassment, suspensions and assaults of its members by the mine management at the PMG mine in the Northern Cape.  

The union alleged that the company has “employed the services of heavily armed security guards to harass, intimidate and assault NUM members at the mine.”  It went on to say that it was “deeply concerned” that a worker, who was assaulted by the security last week, was suspended on Tuesday morning after he had opened a case at the local police station.  He has apparently been charged with bringing the company into disrepute.  The union implored the Department of Mineral Resources to send its officials to the mine to check the health and safety of employees working there.


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