Miners at Bakubung try to strong-arm management
Bosses and union work to get miners back above ground as sit-in at Wesizwe’s flagship mine enters second day
About 250 miners at Bakubung Platinum Mine in the North West have barricaded themselves in the mine for two days in a bid to extract concessions from management, in yet another incident of miners resorting to illegal tactics to settle industrial disputes.
Business Day understands that chief among the frustrations of the workers affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are unresolved issues from the costly August unprotected strike at the mine, which went on for five weeks...
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