Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Batswana mine workers stranded in SA

Close to 2000 Batswana mine workers in South Africa have not received their wages in the last two months following their participation in the on-going strike at Northam Platinum mine in Limpopo province.

A spokesperson for Batswana mine workers in South Africa, John Moralo, stated in an interview that they have been on a strike following collapsed talks after their employer refused to increase their wages by between P2 100 and P2 300 rand.

The mine this week tabled an offer of a 9.5 percent increase but this has since been rejected by the National Union of Mineworkers.
Moralo said many Batswana have gone without pay since November last year. Moralo indicated that they are likely to go for work this week but the National Union of Mineworkers was still in talks with the employer.

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