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NUM Press Statement, 22 September 2017
67 NUM members who staged a sit-in underground at Petra Diamonds Finsch Mine resurfaced last night.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) can confirm that 67 NUM members who staged a sit-in underground have resurfaced from underground at Petra Diamonds Finsch Mine in Northern Cape.
"We can confirm that all the members are out of the underground and that they are safe and one was taken to hospital by ambulance due to hypertension and that the other four complained that the medication that they took was not working," said Tebogo Kgomongwe, NUM Finsch Mine Deputy Branch Secretary.
The branch leadership, NUM members and together with the regional leadership are very pleased to report that they managed to bring out those comrades from underground, unharmed, with no disciplinary action to be taken against them, their jobs are safe and that the strike will still continue. The workers are still aggrieved as a result of the employer not showing interest in their demands as tabled," Kgomongwe added,
For further information, Please contact
Tebogo Kgomongwe: NUM Finsch Mine Deputy Branch Secretary: 079 014 9633/072 762 5764Livhuwani Mammburu: NUM National Spokesperson: 083 809 3257
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Tel: 011 377 2111
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