The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) takes this opportunity to wish our sister union the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) a successful 16th National Congress takin place from tomorrow, 20th to the 22nd of June 2018.
This Congress takes place at a difficult time within the mining sector, having witnessed countless loss of lives in the recent past, the ongoing wage negotiations at Eskom.
We are confident that during this Congress, the NUM will deliberate at length and bring about lasting solutions in their continued efforts to defend workers from the greedy mine bosses whose primary focus has been profits over the safety and health of workers, and that government will equally heed their call to enforce stringent measures in holding these companies to book.
Most importantly, we wish all delegates the best in forging unity towards a stronger NUM that will forge a stronger worker-controlled solidarity in improving working conditions within all sectors.
Issued by POPCRU on 19/06/2018