Today's Labour News

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newsEWN reports that the families of the three miners trapped at Lily Mine were expected to gather in Barberton on Monday for a remembrance ceremony.  

Monday marks exactly two years since Yvonne Mnisi, Pretty Nkambule and Solomon Nyerende were trapped in a container being used as a lamp room when there was a catastrophic pillar collapse that buried them under sand and rocks.  Despite several rescue attempts, the container has still not been found.  Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) spokesperson Khanyi Maxase said about the families:  “They still have hope that their kids will come back one day.  The families are coping but they believe more could be done to retrieve their children, they just want closure.”

  • Read this short report by Mia Lindeque and view a video clip at EWN

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