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protestThe Citizen reports that Koornfontein Coal Mine in Mpumalanga has reportedly become the second Gupta-owned mine that has failed to pay the salaries of its workers this month.  

This after workers at Optimum Coal Mine, another coal mine owned by the controversial family in the province, downed tools on Wednesday to demand their salaries and answers about the future of the mine, which has reportedly been placed under business rescue.  EWN reports that members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Koornfontein said management had promised to pay them on Sunday morning after the company failed to pay them on Friday, but they remained unpaid.  The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said workers would march on Monday and would only return to work after their salaries were paid.  “We are hoping that by embarking on this march tomorrow (Monday) we will get clarity on whatever is happening”, NUM branch secretary Sibusiso Mahlangu said.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • See too, Another Gupta-owned mine fails to pay employees, at EWN

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