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amcu thumb medium80 81Timeslive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) says its 20,000 members will march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday, 20 March to protest the mass job losses in the mining industry and other socio-economic issues.  

The protest will affect staff attendance at various mines across the country‚ with marches also planned in Polokwane‚ Durban‚ Welkom and Pretoria.  The strike will be protected as Amcu applied for permission from the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) in 2017 to undertake the protest action.  With reference to job losses in the mining industry‚ which were recorded at 50,000 between 2012 and 2015, Amcu’s president Joseph Mathunjwa said that “if we don’t do something quickly‚ it looks like more is set to come”.  The union will also be demanding that the Department of Mineral Resources should enforce stricter measures to ensure the implementation of social and labour plans by mines.

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at Timeslive
  • Read Amcu’s press statement in this regard at Amcu Voice

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