COSATU’s President Zingiswa Losi and General Secretary Solly Phetoe to join the NUM march against imminent retrenchments at Sibanye Stillwater on Saturday,11 May 2024

09 May 2024

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)’s President Zingiswa Losi and General Secretary Solly Phetoe will join the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)’s protest march tonglomerate Sibanye Stillwater at Kloof Mine in Caltonville, Gauteng on Saturday,11 May.

Sibanye Stillwater has issued Section 189 retrenchments notices threatening the jobs of 3 107 mineworkers and 915 contractors.  This will be a devastating blow to those workers, their families and communities that we cannot accept.

The march to Kloof Mine will deliver a memorandum of demands expressing workers’ deep anger and rejection of the proposed retrenchments and other proposals that seek to undermine and make the conditions of employment unbearable for employees.

COSATU stands in solidarity with the members of the National Union of Mineworkers, who have been experiencing retrenchments every year at the hands of inhumane employers who look for any excuse to retrench workers and refuse to engage on meaningful alternatives.

The management of Sibanye Stillwater and its CEO Neal Froneman are clearly incapable of running and stabilizing the mining company. The blood, sweat and tears of miners are made a mockery of whilst the very same management are content to pay themselves exorbitant packages worth hundreds of millions whilst mine workers struggle to survive on their meagre wages.

Issued by COSATU

Matthew Parks

Acting National Spokesperson & Parliamentary Coordinator

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Cape Town, South Africa