NUM tells members to stay away from mines due to intimidation

2014-05-15 08:40

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The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has told its members to avoid strike-hit mines on the platinum belt because of intimidation from the rival Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), which is behind a 16-week strike in the sector.

“We have said they must stay away until conditions are safe and the intimidation stops. We are expecting very few guys to go to work today,” Sydwell Dokolwana, NUM’s regional secretary on the platinum belt, said this morning.

Reuters journalists outside platinum producer Lonmin’s Marikana mine said there was little activity with virtually no one showing up to work. Anglo American Platinum and Impala Platinum have also been hit by the strike.

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