NUM to take on Petra Diamonds

Over 2 000 members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are to march to the offices of Petra Diamonds in Cullinan to hand over a memorandum of demands.

The union said the demands include that Petra Diamonds should close the wage discrepancies that exist between people of different races doing the same job.

The union further demands that workers be given proper accommodation and the company should accelerate the training of Africans.

NUM said it was disappointed that the company has been training Africans as learner miners and maintenance personnel for three years without progress.

“We want the company to recognise us as a union and abandon unilateralism,” said Mike Sekele, the NUM branch secretary in Cullinan.

“The march is a warning to the company that they either fix the mess or face the ire,” said Sekele. — I-Net Bridge

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