South Africa. Pamodzi Gold is in more hot water with COSATU and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). The unions are threatening to go on strike if their demands are not attended to. NUM is accusing Pamodzi of not complying to Health and Safety standards.
They are also unhappy about food arrangements, reporting that some workers don’t get an opportunity to eat before going underground.
COSATU and the NUM marched to Pamodzi Gold’s offices in Klerksdorp with a memorandum of demands, and also accused the mining company of being “a continuous cash-flow outcry” leading to worker demoralization.
Pamodzi has been given seven days to respond to the memorandum, failure of which will result in COSATU and its sister unions going on a “full blown strike.”