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BlyvoorGoldEWN reports that hundreds of mineworkers have resurfaced from the Blyvoor Gold Mine on the West Rand following a 36-hour sit-in.

Some 800 workers refused to resurface from the Peter Skear shaft after mine management allegedly refused to stick to its profit-sharing plan. Workers were also demanding 13th cheques for the upcoming Christmas holidays and for the company to terminate its closed-shop agreement with the Blyvoor Workers Union (BWU). Under the agreement, BWU has exclusive bargaining rights. Employees at the mine were allegedly promised a R6,000 payout in profit shares this month. The balance was set to be paid at the start of next year. But they were subsequently told that the company was facing financial difficulties and could not afford to pay out any incentives, including Christmas bonuses. Workers have threatened further action to force the mine to concede to their demands.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nokukhanya Mntambo at EWN

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