South Africa: Cosatu NW and NUM Take Up Case of Workers At Aquarius Mine, Kroondal

The Congress of South African trade unions in the North West, together with National Union of Mineworkers Rustenburg Region, has taken up a case to defend the workers of Aquarius mine in Kroondal near Rustenburg.

These workers were dismissed for engaging on an unprotected strike defending their rights which were being violated by the employer.

The workers have since been dismissed, in June last year, and a union that promised to take up their case has failed to do so.

COSATU and NUM found it fit to take it upon themselves to defend these workers and bring them back to the NUM, as it is their right to choose the union of their choice.

COSATU will be meeting the worker tomorrow, 1st February 2013, at the NUM offices in 22 Heystek Street Rustenburg at 14h00 to properly consult with them and welcome them back to their home.

Over 300 workers are currently without jobs due to the violent, unprotected strikes which took place in the region of Bojanala.

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