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strike thumb medium85 85Mining Weekly reports that according to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), it has served three contractors supplying services to platinum group metals producer Impala Platinum (Implats) with notice to embark on an “indefinite” strike.

On Tuesday, Numsa members will apparently gather to strike near Shaft No 8 in Freedom Park, Rustenburg. The 4,000 Numsa members associated with the strike are contract workers and the union says these contractors are “exploiting” workers by paying them a “fraction of what their permanent colleagues earn, for doing exactly the same job”. In particular, Numsa says the management of two of the companies refuse to bargain with it. According to the union, it has submitted wage demands, but the contractors concerned do not want to engage with the union. Numsa claimed it was a recognised union with a third contractor, but that the management of Implats was refusing to grant the union access to the workplace or enable Numsa to represent members or hold meetings there.

  • Read the original of the report in the above regard at Mining Weekly
  • Read too, Implats confirms strike by Numsa members employed at Rustenburg mine contractors, at Miningmx


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