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OakbaySABC News reports that workers at the Gupta-owned Shiva Uranium Mine at Hartebeestfontein in North West have downed tools over alleged unfair labour practices and racism.  

This comes after management informed employees that the mine was being closed down.  Last week Thursday, workers torched an Oakbay bus after employees were suspended for refusing to work overtime.  Security has since been beefed up at the mine entrance.  Among other things, the workers allege that they perform multiple tasks, but are only being paid for one.  Also on their list of grievances are disparities between the salaries reflected on their employment contracts and the salaries that appear on their pay slips at the end of the month, some with differences of more than R15,000.  The workers have vowed to protest until their grievances are heard and the mine's promises to them have been met.

  • This report by Olebogeng Kgosilentswe is at SABC News
  • Read too, Third-party pay agent Terbium ditches Gupta-linked Oakbay, at BusinessLive (paywall access)


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