The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says its concerned mining companies could use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to lay off workers. The union says the government must be strict in enforcing regulations to protect employees.
“Furthermore, as we know that the COVID-19 impact on employment because when we move maybe to stage 3, surely it will give an opportunity to restructure and use COVID-19 as an excuse to retrench workers.
I think it is an opportunity for government to compel these companies not to export a 100% of the materials to Europe but let’s work on a ratio of 60/40″, said Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa.
Meanwhile, Impala Platinum in Limpopo has closed after nineteen workers tested positive for the coronavirus. Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday
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In other news – Happy Birthday to Warren Masemola
Today one of the country’s most talented and multi-award-winning actors, Warren Masemola is celebrating his 37th birthday. Warren is known for his excellent acting skills and slaying his flamboyant gay characters. The actor was thrust into the spotlight a few years ago and he has won the hearts of many South Africans. He continues to unwaveringly hold the torch up high for the incoming batch of actors in the country. Read more