Numsa marches for miners

2012-10-26 15:23

Johannesburg - Members of the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) will march through Johannesburg's city centre on Saturday in a show of solidarity with other unions.

National spokesman Castro Ngobese, said the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) had taken a decisive resolution for all affiliates to give their political and mass support to mineworkers in their struggle for a living wage.

The protesters would converge at the Library Gardens at 10:00 and make their way to the labour department in Braamfontein to hand over a list of demands. These included scrapping labour brokers.

Marchers would then proceed to the Chamber of Mines to submit a demand for a "living wage" for mineworkers.

Their last port of call would be the offices of the Gauteng premier.

"We will hand over a memorandum of demands to the government to scrap the commodification (sic) of Gauteng highways through e-tolls," Ngobese said.

"We will also ask them to stop the mooted implementation of the youth wage subsidy as proposed by the National Treasury in cahoots with apartheid apologists, the Democratic Alliance."

  • alan.jerrold - 2012-10-26 15:49

    Numsa is not 'marching for miners'. Numsa is marching so they will not lose out on workers' dues to rival unions. Do not be fooled by these politics.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-26 15:58

    Maybe no one will be at work to receive it as it is Saturday.

  • sidney.gilroy - 2012-10-26 16:43

    All of 50 should turn up. Numsa is just doing lipservice to it`s dying Num counterpart. Because they know they are the next target for rival unions who seem to be sweepingly taking over the power they and Cosatu once had.

  • Kungfumouse - 2012-10-26 18:48

    For a living wage? Where rock drillers get R9000 or more and assistant teacher R2000? Maybe it needs to swop around so we can educate these people how their actions are negative to not only them but everybody else.

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