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numANA reports that National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday called for an immediate resumption of the rescue mission to recover three workers that were still trapped underground at Lily Gold Mine in Mpumalanga.  

NUM deputy president Joseph Montisetse said:  “We cannot stand and idle or fold our hands pretending as if it is business as usual at that mine…  We have three workers down there trapped in the belly of the earth.  Those poor workers need to be brought to surface so that their families could find a closure and move on with their lives.”  He also said the union fully supported workers who were protesting, demanding that their April salaries be paid in full.  Solidarity noted the R650 paid to workers was not enough to cover the fines imposed by banks because their debit orders bounced.  The trade union’s Gideon du Plessis said the workers were still in the dark as far as payment of the April salaries was concerned.

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • Read the NUM’s press statement at Polity

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