Sit-in at Orkney mine continues

The sit-in at China Precious Metal Company in Orkney near Klerksdorp in the North West continued on Wednesday.

About 70 miners remain underground. The mine has turned down their demands that, among others, grading be linked to positions and workers be paid living-out allowances.

Thembekile Mrototo on The Xolani Gwala Show spoke to National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) President Joseph Montisetsi about the situation.

We have escalated the matter to the minister of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) yesterday. The DG of DMR has met with the CEO of this Chinese company.

Joseph Montisetsi, President - NUM

There is an engagement between the union, DMR and the company right there at the shaft.

Joseph Montisetsi, President - NUM

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