The National Union of Mineworkers Youth Forum (NUM YF) in the Highveld Region will be marching on the 17th of June 2016, 9am, from Lynnville Stadium, Emalahleni (Witbank) to the Department of Labour. The primary purpose of the march is against retrenchments and job losses in the mining sector that directly contributes to youth unemployment.
Young people in particular in their majority are breadwinners and when a breadwinner is retrenched the entire family will be affected. Retrenchments in the mining impact negatively on the downtrodden. The NUM YF must emulate the fighting spirit of Students in 1976 and fight the mining bosses. “We have seen that mining companies like Glencore and others put profit first and they do not care about our members. We have also witnessed the closure of mines that led to retrenchments on the basis of profit maximisation,” said Thando Sambo, NUM Youth Forum Highveld Acting Secretary.
For more information, please contact:
Thando Sambo: NUM Youth Forum Highveld Acting Secretary:0836776979 /0713897135
Livhuwani Mammburu, NUM National Spokesperson,
083 809 3257