NUM Matlosana Region Press Statement regarding the Mineworkers sit-in underground

The National Union of Mine Workers (NUM) is outraged by the arrogant, brutal and exploitative behaviour of the China Precious Metal Company (CAPM) in Orkney North West Province that refuses to listen to the workers demand of ensuring that job grading is linked to positions and workers be given a living out allowance.

NUM will not sell it’s members to the bloodsucking capitalists. We will stand with workers and advance their mandate without fear or favour. We call on the ANC led government through the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to urgently convene a high delegation meeting between the NUM, CAPM and the DMR to resolve the matter and ensure that all the workers who are underground come to the surface.

As NUM we stand with the workers and we will not deviate from their demands of decent wages, proper job grading and living out allowances.


For more information, please contact:

Joseph Montisetse: NUM President: 082 809 2391.
Masibulele Naki: NUM Matlosana Regional Secretary: 073 333 7745.