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Johannesburg - The national executive committee of NUM appealed to the union structures to end acts of ill-discipline and to respect the internal processes of the Congress of SA Trade Unions, the union said on Sunday.

"The NEC respects the internal processes of the federation. And as a disciplined affiliate of Cosatu it shall follow and implement all the decisions of the federation and will never be selective," NUM said in a statement.

"The NEC appealed to the union structures to stamp out acts of ill-discipline wherever they emerge in relation to undermining decisions of higher structures."

The NEC of the National Union of Mineworkers met over the weekend where a range of issues were discussed.

NUM general secretary Frans Baleni said the NEC also discussed the collective bargaining and commended the work done by negotiation teams during the wage negotiations.

"The NEC is of the view that our members' conduct during the industrial action was exemplary and called on the general membership and other unions to emulate the gold miners," he said.

The NEC expressed disappointment at the signing of the legislation paving the way for e-tolling.

"The NEC noted with disappointment the signing of the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill by President Jacob Zuma which clears the path for the implementation of e-tolling," the union said.

"The NUM remains opposed to the e-tolls and would beef up and mount the anti-tolls campaign across the country."

Zuma enacted the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill on 21 September. The presidency made the announcement on Wednesday, while Zuma was in New York for the 69th session of the United Nations general assembly.

The NEC also reiterated its support for the African National Congress in the 2014 elections.
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