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National Union of Mineworkers Press Statement, 12 March 2014
Hungry mineworkers face a bleak future at Blyvooruitzicht mine in Carletonville
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) notes with serious concern that the situation at Blyvooruitzicht Mine in Carletonville has taken another turn in that the workers of this company and the surrounding communities are facing a bleak future.
A plethora of woes continue to haunt the operations such as the non-payment of the workforce since September 2013 until today
The current situation can be narrated as follows:
We call on the liquidators to take decisive action on the Blyvoor situation and to bear in mind that thousands of the workforce currently live in a dire situation. The NUM is extremely saddened of this calamity facing our members. The Blyvoor workers are still waiting for Godot to come with their hard earned cash to no avail. Instead, it has been one empty promise after another.
For more information, Please contact: Livhuwani Mammburu: 083 809 3257 (Acting NUM National Spokesperson)
Frans Baleni: 082 375 6443 (NUM General Secretary)
Richard Xati: 072 757 9222( NUM Carletonville Deputy Secretary for Education)
Its birth was facilitated by comrades Cyril Ramaphosa who rose to be its first General Secretary, James Motlatsi who turned to be its first President, and Elijah Barayi who became its Vice President and later the President of Cosatu in 1985 when the federation was formed. porn