LosiEWN reports that Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) president Zingiswa Losi has appealed to the government to revoke licenses of mining companies that are not safety compliant.  

Addressing the labour federation’s main Workers Day rally in Durban, she cited this week’s scare at Sibanye-Stillwater, where nearly 2,000 workers were temporarily trapped underground at a platinum shaft.  Losi reminded workers that May Day was a holiday because the federation fought for it and assured them that Cosatu would continue their fight.  She added that more must be done to protect the lives of miners to avoid incidents such as the scare at Sibanye-Stillwater on 30 April.  Her address indicated that the tripartite alliance was presenting a united front in respect of the upcoming general elections.  She sang praises about the gains made under the ANC government, including the national minimum wage and improved maternity leave and unemployment benefits.


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